LATE last Tuesday, one of Britain's most senior publishing houses took the highly unusual step of withdrawing a heavily-touted new title on the eve of publication.The book is Wild Child, an account of a four-year love-affair between a young Californian girl and the late Jim Morrison, the hell-raising singer with the group The Doors.The allegations are being taken so seriously that they are being examined by the French authorities and may lead to the investigation into Morrison's death being reopened.Scroll down for more Jim Morrison first arrived in Paris in March 1971.As a fan of your writing and first book I just want to say thank you for re-visiting the story and being willing to share such deeply personal memories.
Morrison, the singer's father, over what they say are outrageous and untrue assertions in the book concerning his relationship with his son.
She claims he told her he had to pay a visit to Morrison’s apartment, but chose to stay in her own hotel room taking ‘downers’. “I thought, I’ll take a few Tuinal and I won’t be there. She plays the Royal Festival Hall on November 29, as part of her 50th anniversary tour.
Except me.” Breiteuil died of an overdose not long afterwards, in 1971.
Facing the threat of a major law suit, the publishers are thought to be preparing to republish Wild Child once the offending passages have been removed.
But should the book have been published in the first place? Wild Child, the Doors song which gives the book its title, is another Morrison composition written in her honour.
Willing to risk it all for her idol, this grey area intimacy took her to the brink of self-destruction and threatened her very identity and sanity.