October 10, 2009

THE APPLE DOESN'T FALL FAR FROM THE NAZI UNCLE:

French Culture Minister Refuses to Resign Over Paid Sex Trysts (KATRIN BENNHOLD, 10/09/09, NY Times)

[O]n Wednesday, the spokesman of the Socialist Party, Benoît Hamon, seized on the issue: “As a minister of culture he has drawn attention to himself by defending a filmmaker accused of raping a child, and he has written a book where he said he took advantage of sex tourism. At the very least I find this shocking.”

By Thursday the pressure had become so intense that Mr. Mitterrand, 62, a nephew of former President François Mitterrand and a longtime television celebrity, scheduled an appearance on prime-time television to defend himself.

“Yes, I had relations with boys,” a visibly shaken Mr. Mitterrand told the interviewer on the TF1 network when he was asked about the passage in his book that talks about seeking out male prostitutes in Southeast Asia.


Posted by Orrin Judd at October 10, 2009 8:06 AM
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