Stéphane Bourgoin Wiki – Stéphane Bourgoin Biography
Stéphane Bourgoin, whose books about serial killers have sold millions of copies in France, as a serial liar.
Bourgoin is the author of more than 40 books and is widely viewed as a leading expert on murderers, having hosted a number of French television documentaries on the subject. He has claimed to have interviewed more than 70 serial killers, trained at the FBI’s base in Quantico, Virginia, and that his own wife was murdered in 1976, by a man who confessed to a dozen murders on his arrest two years later.
But in January, anonymous collective the 4ème Oeil Corporation accused him of lying about his past, and Bourgoin has now admitted to the French press that the wife never existed. He also acknowledged that he never trained with the FBI, never interviewed Charles Manson, met far fewer killers than he has previously claimed, and never worked as a professional footballer – another claim he had made.
Facts You need to Know
14 March 1953 (age 67 years), Paris, France
The Green River Killer, Roger Corman
Stéphane Bourgoin Age
He is 67-year old being born on March 14, 1953.
Stéphane Bourgoin Career
Stéphane formerly worked in the US pornographic film industry. He is a very known author who has written more than 40 books since 1983. Twenty of them are about serial killers and his most known book, “Serial killers – Enquête sur les tueurs en série” (Grasset, 1991), has sold more than a million copies in France and it has been translated in 15 countries.
For more than 12 years, he has been teaching officers at the Gendarmerie Nationale about the psychology of serial offenders.
In France, he directed the first documentary on serial killers for the public channel France 3 in 1991. For the last twenty years, he has filmed more than 25 documentaries for TF1, France 2, Arte, Canal Plus, M6, TMC. He is the author of two TV series; “Dans la tête d’un tueur en série avec Stéphane Bourgoin” for Planète Justice and “Serial Killers – Stéphane Bourgoin enquête “ for Planète.
Stéphane Bourgoin Claims and Lies
He has claimed to have interviewed more than 77 serial killers, including Charles Manson and Ted Bundy, and trained at the FBI’s base in Quantico, Virginia. He has also claimed that his own wife was murdered in 1976 by a man who confessed to committing a dozen murders after he was arrested two years later. He also claimed to have advised the FBI, Scotland Yard, and French police on solving difficult murder cases. The writer even claimed to have had a brief spell as a professional footballer for the Parisian team Red Star.
Stéphane Bourgoin Confession
Stéphane’s confession comes after an anonymous collective the 4ème Oeil Corporation accused him of lying about his past in January. The web investigators and newspapers looked into the truth of his career that supposedly began when his young wife, Eileen, was butchered by a serial killer in Los Angeles in 1976. He acknowledged that the story he’d given of his own “wife” being murdered was a tale he used to propel his career.
He said he based the account off the case of a young woman named Susan Bickrest, whom he briefly knew before serial killer Gerald Stano murdered her in Florida in 1975, according to reports. “It was bullshit that I took on,” he told, Le Parisien. “I didn’t want people to know the real identity of someone who was not my partner, but someone who I had met five or six times in Daytona Beach, and who I liked.”
He confessed that he never trained with the FBI, interviewed Charles Manson, or was a professional soccer player for the Parisian team Red Star, the report said.
“I have reached the moment of coming clean. My lies have weighed me down,” he told Paris Match magazine. “Sometimes I make films in my head.”
“I am profoundly and sincerely sorry. I am ashamed of what I did, it’s absolutely ridiculous,” he told Le Parisien.
He claimed he was driven by a need for others to like him, he believes he needs psychological help to work out his issues.