Appalling

Dungeon Dad Plans Memoir

It’s been awhile since we’ve checked in on Josef Fritzl, the Austrian father whose trial begins next week for allegedly imprisoning his daughter in the basement as a sex slave for 24 years and fathering seven children with her. So what’s new? Via a televised statement, Fritzl's daughter Elisabeth, 43, will testify that her father slipped pornography under her pillow when she was only a child and began assaulting her at age 11 and later, in the dungeon, chained her to the wall while he raped her and physically hurt her in other ways she does not care to specify. Fritzl will mount the shocking defense that his daughter was having sex, smoking and drinking in her teens, that he wanted to save her and that their sex was consensual. Fritzl also believes he could earn up $1.4 million by selling his memoirs and is trying to sell footage for a television documentary for a similar sum. His children's lawyer already succeeded in blocking a scheme to sell public tickets to the house for $14 a head.