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#MeToo takes literary turn in France; Book exposing child-sex writer sparks outcry

Jan 16, 2020 - Chicago Tribune

He was a middle-aged French author becoming known, even celebrated, for writing about sex with children. She was a fragile 14-year-old, too young to foresee the damage she says was done to her life by his predatory grip on her body and mind.

Now a grown woman, Vanessa Springora is causing a literary, legal and cultural storm in France with her explosive tell-all book that alleges -- in cutting detail -- an underage and destructive sexual relationship with French writer Gabriel Matzneff, no...