A UK university is investigating one of its professors after it was revealed he has starred in a series of porn films.
61-year-old Nicholas Goddard is a chemical engineering academic at The University of Manchester and he has published dozens of scientific papers during his 35 year career.
According to The Sun, he is a lead professor on three university courses and also features in a number of online video lectures.
However, academia isn’t the only field in which he has been gaining notoriety – he has also made a name for himself in the adult film world, reports the Daily Mail.
For the last ten years Professor Goddard has been starring in X-rated films as ‘Old Nick’ – an older guy who has sex with women in their twenties.
In the films – which have millions of viewers – the Oxford University educated professor often appears opposite his much younger co-stars wearing nothing but a gold watch.
His hit films include titles such as Teen Monique Fucks Old Nick and Busty Teen Lolly Fucks Old Nick Outdoors.
Professor Goddard said he got into the films to relieve the stress of his divorce but has now decided to quit the film role.
He revealed he thought it was hypocrisy to watch pornographic films and then criticise those who star in them.
He told The Sun:
I know that on evenings and weekends, 75 per cent of web traffic on the university’s server is accessing porn.
Sometimes you do things that you regret later while under stress. But I’ve given it up since January, it’s too much for me now.
What I do in my private life is my business not the university’s. I haven’t told anyone there.
The professor admitted he didn’t know what students or parents would think but wouldn’t care himself if his own children were being taught by a porn star.
If it doesn’t affect his work – which it obviously hasn’t as he’s been doing it for ten years – then fair play to him.