According to information from Closer magazine confirmed by the editor of Amelie Nothomb, the novelist has just filed a complaint against a woman who has been harassing her for years. The latter, whose plan was to break into the writer’s house before she crossed it into her building hall.
She continued to do so at book signings, regularly awaited her at the editor’s headquarters, sometimes sent threatening letters to her, then there was the drop of water, the unspeakable act, the actual translation of the threats stipulated previously in writing. On Saturday, September 9, at the end of the morning, while Amelie Nothomb was going down from her house to go shopping, the author of Strike Your Heart had the very unpleasant surprise of being face to face with a woman of 45 whose face is unfortunately well known to him. One, because Amelie is, as we know, suffering from hypermnesia (the fact of remembering absolutely everything), and of two, because for ten years now, this ” fan ” “Cultivates a passion that borders on madness.
Also when the 51-year-old novelist was faced with this unconditional – whose project, according to Closer , was to climb the author’s building using two ropes of 2m50 and 6m – writer n had other choices than to call the police. The marechaussee who always according to the magazine, would have found an opinion in the backpack of the challenged. “Being harassed is not pleasant at all, but it happens to lots of people known” , has said the author of Fear and Trembling , cited by Albin Michel.
The harasser who, according to a first complaint filed several years ago by Amélie Nothomb, had at the time presented with her two children in the premises of Albin Michel and had confronted the author more frosty: ” I wait for them to be adults and then I commit suicide in front of you “. After that, she did not hesitate to surround the novelist during his signings; until his publisher makes it impossible for him to approach it by reinforcing the safety of his protégée during his public appearances. It is from this that this ” fan ” sent Amélie Nothomb hundreds of letters of threats of death or love; the last letter dating back to July 2017.