Vanessa Springora's book, “Consent”
The woman behind the second investigation accuses her adoptive father, who was a doctor, of having been complicit in drugging her before her rapes by Gabriel Matzneff, and of having raped her himself, according to his lawyer, Rodolphe Costantino.
The acts were allegedly committed in Paris, in a context of social circles and influence.
If they are a priori prescribed, she was also an eyewitness to sexual abuse, rape committed by Gabriel Matzneff on three children, also adopted by families from the same background, affirms to the AFP Me Costantino.
Her client is also concerned that children could still be in contact with Gabriel Matzneff today, in particular a minor whose father is close to the writer.
The first to testify publicly against Gabriel Matzneff, an author long celebrated by the French literary community and awarded the Renaudot essay prize in 2013, Vanessa Springora recounted in Consenttheir affair, which began when she was not even 14 years old and he was almost 50 years old.
Journalist, columnist and author Denise Bombardier, who died in July, was one of the first personalities to publicly denounce the behavior of Gabriel Matzneff, during his appearance in 1990 on the French program Apostrophes, hosted by Bernard Pivot.
Denise Bombardier on the show “Apostrophes” in 1990
The author, who has long benefited from tolerance from part of the intelligentsia and the media in France, has himself claimed to be a pedophile , recounting at length, in numerous works, his relationships with minors and his taste for sex tourism in Asia.
Since then, he has said he regrets his practices pedophiles spent in Asia, while arguing that at the time, no one ever spoke of a crime.