Publisher Vanessa Springora reports on her ex’s pathological sexuality in a book. Now the author is under investigation.
Describes her experiences without shyness: Vanessa Springora Photo: Opale/afp
When Vanessa Springora speaks of Gabriel Matzneff, she uses the terms of the hunt. She calls the well-known French writer the predator, herself his prey. For decades, the publishing director says she suffered from the relationship that the then 50-year-old Matzneff forced on her, the then 14-year-old. Until she wrote about her experiences in a book – and triggered a pedophilia scandal in France.