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Marion Zimmer Bradley: It’s Worse Than I Knew 
10th-Jun-2014 06:36 pm
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Originally posted by dsmoen at Marion Zimmer Bradley: It’s Worse Than I Knew

Trigger warning: child rape


Moira Greyland (MZB and Walter Breen’s daughter) has agreed to let me share her email.


This is really hard stuff to read, and I’ve just thrown up my lunch. I knew about none of this part of things until a few minutes ago.



Hello Deirdre.


It is a lot worse than that.


The first time she molested me, I was three. The last time, I was twelve, and able to walk away.


I put Walter in jail for molesting one boy. I had tried to intervene when I was 13 by telling Mother and Lisa, and they just moved him into his own apartment.


I had been living partially on couches since I was ten years old because of the out of control drugs, orgies, and constant flow of people in and out of our family “home.”


None of this should be news. Walter was a serial rapist with many, many, many victims (I named 22 to the cops) but Marion was far, far worse. She was cruel and violent, as well as completely out of her mind sexually. I am not her only victim, nor were her only victims girls.


I wish I had better news.


Moira Greyland.


Followed up with:



It should also be noted that Walter was convicted on 13 counts of PC 288 A, B, C, and D.


Oral sex was the least of anyone’s worries.


Link to the California Penal Code for context.


No. Words.


Originally published at deirdre.net. You can comment here or there.

Comments 
12th-Jun-2014 04:19 am (UTC)
I agree. The Darkover books were hugely significant to me. I had vaguely heard Walter Breen had molested a child; I had no idea MZB had been complicit. I doubt I'll read her books again. That makes me sad but this information makes me too ill to read them again.
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