French Culture Minister Loves Doing Thai Boys
Apparently this wasn't much of a news story when France's Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand actuallywrote it in 2005, but now that he has supported Roman Polanski, everyone is pointing out the part of his memoir where he admits to loving little boy prostitute cock, in Thailand -- the very same crime that Roman Polanski committed in the '70s at Jack Nicholson's house.
This is what all French people do!
Mr Mitterrand, nephew of late President Francois Mitterrand, is expected to defend himself on TV later on Thursday.
Mr Mitterrand has come under attack from right and left.
In his 2005 book The Bad Life, he wrote: "I got into the habit of paying for boys," saying his attraction to young male prostitutes was not dimmed despite knowing "the sordid details of this traffic".
"All these rituals of the market for youths, the slave market excited me enormously... the abundance of very attractive and immediately available young boys put me in a state of desire."
Mr Mitterrand, 62, has denied being a paedophile, saying the term "boys" was used loosely.
Yeah, but that loose use of the term was kinda sorta self-corrected when he put "young" in front of "boys," as a modifier.
Anyway, Mitterand/Santelli '12.