French serial killer expert and author admits most of his life and work is fake – including the murder of his nonexistent wife
- Stéphane Bourgoin, 67, admitted in an interview that he lied about his life and career
- He said that his ‘murdered wife’ never existed and that he is ‘ashamed to have lied’
- He wrote about 40 crime books, but now calls himself a mythomaniac
A famous French expert and serial killer author has admitted that most of his life and work is fake, including the murder of his nonexistent wife, in a series of revelations.
67-year-old Stéphane Bourgoin wrote 40 crime books and has sold millions of copies across France, earning a reputation as one of the leading experts in serial killers.
He has also hosted a number of French television documentaries, claiming to have interviewed over 70 serial killers, but has now admitted that much of his experience was lies.
Stéphane Bourgoin, 67, (photo) a leading serial killer expert, revealed that he lied about most of his life and career and admitted to lying about the murder of his nonexistent
“My lies have weighed on me,” he said Paris Match magazine in an interview about the allegations last week.
Bourgoin then described himself as a mythomaniac Le Parisien on Tuesday, saying that he is “ashamed to have lied” and fully acknowledges his mistakes.
He admitted that he had not had any FBI training, never met or interviewed Charles Manson, and did not play professional football for the Paris Red Star team, the Guardian reported.
The online forum 4ème Oeil, or ‘4th Eye’, accused him of spoofing his career in a series of videos in January after noticing inconsistencies in his work.
Bourgoin is clean and also tells the French press that his ‘murdered wife’ never existed.
His nonexistent wife was based on a young woman named Susan Bickrest, whom he met briefly at a Florida bar.
The online forum 4ème Oeil, or ‘4th Eye’, accused Bourgoin of faking his career in a series of videos in January after noticing inconsistencies in his work
Ms. Bickrest was murdered in 1975 at the age of 24 by serial killer Gerald Stano, who later admitted to murdering 41 women and was executed in 1998.
He said, “It was bull *** t that I assumed.
“I didn’t want people to know the real identity of someone who wasn’t my partner, but someone I met five or six times in Daytona Beach and liked it.”
Bourgoin said he thinks he needs psychological help and said he exaggerated and lied about his life because he felt he was not loved.
“I’m sincerely and sincerely sorry. I am ashamed of what I have done, it is absolutely ridiculous, ” he said.