It's been almost a year since a federal appeals court upheld the decision to drop charges against Gilberto Valle, better known as "Cannibal Cop," the former NYPD officer who was accused of conspiring to kill and potentially cook several women. Despite their proclivity for plastering his face on their front cover with a terrible/transcendent pun, Valle sat down for a hearty garden omelette with the Post this weekend to give them an update on his love life.
Valle apparently bragged to the tabloid that he has had around 50 women interested in him since he was first arrested in 2012: "They would say things like, ‘I’m really happy you prevailed’ and ‘Hope you’re doing well,'" Valle said of the women, many of whom contacted him through social media. "Many reached out because they are interested in my case. I started chatting more with a few of them and eventually asked some on dates."
"Everything is already out there for people to see, so I have no problem answering questions honestly," the 32-year-old, who lives with his mother in Queens, added. "I like meeting women who already know everything about me, so I don’t have to suddenly drop this bomb on them."
Valle previously joined Match.com in 2015 using the handle "AmicableOne14" (which was way too close to being an anagram for "cannibal") after serving 21 months in jail. He was kicked off the site soon after that. He was was on OKCupid as well before that, noting his favorite foods are "Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Japanese.... I'll try anything and am not picky at all."
The best part of the Post's report today is their incredibly specific extended riff on Valle's dining choices during one particularly memorable date with "a young catch" he met from out-of-town. You'll never want to use the phrase "buttered up" again.
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Valle also revealed he is hard at work on his memoir (or as the trolls at the Post put it, he's "marinating on the content of a 'brutal tell-all'"), explaining how watching bondage porn as a teen led him to cannibal websites: "People don’t have to like what I am into sexually, but the issue here is that an innocent person was thrown in prison for his thoughts," he said. "I don’t feel ashamed. So what if I have these fetishes? I would never actually act anything out in real life."