Friday, February 29, 2008

French Supermodel who spoke out against FGM

Body showed no signs of foul play, may have "accidentally fallen".

Police said Friday that a body found in the River Seine was that of Katoucha Niane, a former top model for Yves Saint Laurent and other top designers who spoke out against female genital mutilation after quitting the catwalks.

The body of former top model Katoucha Niane has been found in the river Seine.

Paris judicial police said her body was found Thursday near the Garigliano bridge in Paris. Police said an autopsy showed no signs of foul play, pointing to the possibility that she may have accidentally fallen into the river.

A few weeks ago, Katoucha was promoting her book “In My Flesh”, in which she was telling about how her own female circumcision happened. She has been an anti female genital mutilation activist, fighting against this ancestral practice and has even founded her own association “ Katoucha against FGM” to help achive her goal.

It's a shame but when I read about this, I couldn't shake the feeling that she had been PUSHED by the he-man woman hater's club. Just saying.