Child abuse scandal stuns France

A child abuse scandal is rocking France. For years, renowned author Gabriel Matzneff detailed how he had sex with minors in his books. Now, in a new memoir, one of his victims argues that the media and the publishing industry allowed this to happen.

His overdue retribution is the result of a memoir by one of his victims

It’s the child abuse scandal rocking France. French writer Gabriel Matzneff never hid the fact that he had sex with very young girls and boys, all the while being celebrated by France’s literary elite, even receiving a prestigious prize in 2013. Now, one of his victims, Vanessa Springora, has written a memoir recounting their "relationship", which started when she was only 14. A clip of Matzneff boasting on TV about having sex with minors has since gone viral in France.

His whole identity was invested in the seduction of children and teenagers

Matzneff spent decades as a French literary darling. His work was supported by leading newspapers and literary publications. He’d appear on highbrow TV shows where he’d delight interviewers and audiences with the sublime pleasures of having sex with children in France and on sex tours of southeast Asia. In his book Under 16 Years Old, Matzneff writes, “To sleep with a child, it’s a holy experience, a baptismal event, a sacred adventure.” The book was first published in 1974 but was republished, apparently with no controversy, in 2005. In 2013, Metznaff received a major French literary prize.

His confessions were celebrated as literary contributions in France

Director Roman Polanski, who fled America rather than face sentencing for statutory rape, is routinely defended by Hollywood royalty in part because of a similar aristocratic attitude. In France, it’s illegal to have sex with minors under the age of 15. But it’s not always considered rape, unlike in some countries where minors are deemed incapable of consent. At the time of the TV show, only Canadian writer Denise Bombardier had taken issue with Matzneff’s words.


01/09/2020 5:16 PM


  • Catherine E.
    01/30/2020 23:15

    Beyond 😞

  • Luise C.
    01/30/2020 20:50

    What is wrong with those men? Sex with children is RAPE. Throw them in jail.

  • Rocío B.
    01/30/2020 20:28

    If this "author" is sick the ladies hysterically laughing turned my stomach 🤮

  • Tommy J.
    01/30/2020 19:47

    remember this in the south and some religious cults men have married young girls it use to be not uncommon the man might be 18 to 30 plus years old the girl might be 13 years old or older this had gone on for some time im not saying its ok just that its been happening here for sometime its not as common as it use to be thank goodness lol

  • Dorsey T.
    01/30/2020 19:45

    Sick dog wheat folks,what a monster pedophile looks like.

  • Trudy B.
    01/30/2020 01:11

    There is no mutual consent at such a young age it’s being pressured by an adult predator. And it still is happening today.

  • Ailene M.
    01/30/2020 00:29

    Well, that was disturbing. And the interviewer is laughing along??? The audience too? Makes me reconsider want little interest I ever had in French culture actually

  • Rob W.
    01/29/2020 17:42


  • Chava S.
    01/28/2020 02:21

    Like how were the hosts laughing and just casually talking about him sexually abusing you girls and boys. Like he literally said he's looking for someone weak. He preyed on them. It's disgusting.

  • Trish E.
    01/27/2020 05:29


  • Gregory D.
    01/27/2020 01:18

    I hate to say it but he sounds like a pedophile.

  • Michael S.
    01/27/2020 01:12

    Rationalizing pedophilia, then, laughing about it- needs his throat cut.

  • Darnell L.
    01/27/2020 00:26

    Sick azzzzzz pos devil

  • Emily W.
    01/26/2020 23:24


  • Richard R.
    01/26/2020 17:31

    Just the kind of man that every father raises his daughters to meet.... (He needs to have the **** kicked out of him!!!) He likes young girls, because they are not tough. What an admission of weakness on his part. Grow-up, punk. Date women your own age. Geez!

  • Renee B.
    01/26/2020 02:04

    Sick to my stomach...

  • TaMi'shka Y.
    01/25/2020 13:53

    is was what I was talking about for that post with the guy

  • Terri Y.
    01/25/2020 03:15

    Listen, France, it is possible to be TOO open minded about sex, particularly when exploitation is framed as a simple preference.

  • Jim R.
    01/25/2020 01:22

    Tall tree short piece of rope

  • Sean B.
    01/24/2020 20:28

    france dont have a age of consent parents have to use a law called “sexual infraction,” it has almost never works because it falls upon the kid to prove they didnt wish to have sex, if you have kids dont move to europe ,most of the ages are set far lower(15-16) i lived in england and germany had to play ask the age of the girl in the club at 3 am on a wednesday way to many times

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