Paedophile author Gabriel Matzneff says 'I feel like the living dead'


In an interview with The New York Times while in temporary exile in Italy, author Gabriel Matzneff, once celebrated by Parisian literary circles for his accounts of sex with underage girls and boys in France and abroad, and who is now under investigation in France for the sexual abuse and grooming of a minor, said he felt 'like the living dead, a dead man walking', turning on his former admirers for 'showing their cowardice', and accusing those who now denounce him of hypocracy.

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Gabriel Matzneff, the French writer under investigation over allegations of sexual abuse of a minor, was holed up this month inside a luxury hotel room on the Italian Riviera, unable to relax, unable to sleep, unable to write, reports The New York Times.