Cameron Diaz Made Me Do It, ‘Cannibal Cop’ Claims

The accused NYPD “cannibal cop” suggests, through his lawyer, that actress Cameron Diaz is apparently the motivating force in his obsessions.

As The Inquisitrpreviously reported, police officer Gilberto Valle entered a plea of not guilty to charges he allegedly plotted to kidnap, torture, cook, and eat at least 100 women whose personal information he pulled from a law enforcement database.

Valle’s lawyer claims that the patrolman’s issues originated with the movie The Mask, according to the New York Daily News:

“A bondage scene featuring Cameron Diaz drove ‘Cannibal Cop’ Gilberto Valle into such a frenzy that he spent the rest of his life being aroused by thoughts of abducting and tying up women, his lawyer said.

“Valle’s fascination with S&M — which allegedly grew into a twisted plot to kidnap women and ‘slow cook’ them — began by seeing Diaz’s 1994 flick The Mask as a 10-year-old, his lawyer said.

“The suspect’s kinky awakenings ‘appears to have originated with a scene in the move … in which Cameron Diaz pretends to be abducted and bound,’ defense attorney Julia Gatto wrote in a letter to Manhattan Federal Court Judge Paul Gardephe.”

Valle made this revelation to a psychiatrist who is apparently prepared to testify in court that the officer never really meant to put his plan into motion. The Mask, which starred Jim Carrey, was Cameron Diaz’s feature-film debut.

The officer was suspended from the force after his arrest.

Are you buying the claim that the Cameron Diaz role in The Mask drove the officer to bondage fantasies?

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