Luka Magnotta interview with Sun News in 2007
Updated: June 2, 2012
While Luka Magnotta continues to dominate headlines in Canada and around the world, more focus is shifting toward the long-standing rumours about his involvement with convicted (now free) murderer Karla Homolka.
Magnotta gave an interview to Sun News in 2007 in which he pleaded with the public not to believe the rumours. As far as I can tell, most folks in the know figured the whole thing was a twisted publicity stunt orchestrated by Magnotta, the self-proclaimed male model and gay porn star who desperately wanted to break into the legit market.
May 31, 2012
He insists the rumours were not created by him and that he is a victim of a smear campaign. "How would you like it if someone linked you to this?"
He said he's scared to answer his door and is spooked by e-mails and Facebook entries that claim to either be Karla or even her lawyer Sylvie Bordelais, who did not return a call to the Toronto Sun last night.
Police investigating the Magnotta murder case in Montreal confirmed that their suspect was, in fact, linked to Homolka. Then, they backtracked, noting that they were aware of the persisting rumours but had no evidence to substantiate them.
Amid the cacophony of voices, one can't help but wonder if the "unfounded" myth was perhaps peppered with elements of the truth? Was there ever a direct link between these two unabashed predators? Or more likely, is this merely a bloody diorama in which fandom went most horribly and tragically awry?
I continue to wait, and to watch, as I learned a long time ago never to take Authority Speak as Gospel.
Interesting. Unavoidable. Speculation.