Kampusch admits fear of being a mum

Kidnap victim Natascha Kampusch has revealed she is worried about whether she will be a mother one day.The 21-year-old told Austrian weekly magazine News: “Kids, family – that’s very complicated. It has a lot to do with responsibility – and there would, of course, be fears something could happen to my children.”Kampusch said it was possible she would have more such fears than other mothers.She explained: “I’m not afraid of being an overprotective mother. But I think I’d worry all the time – and that wouldn’t be a good thing.”Kampusch also claimed some people regard her fate a “love story”. She said: “There are old grannies who hate me because they think it was all a love story.”Kampusch was snatched off the road on her way to school at the age of 10 in Vienna in 1998. She managed to escape Wolfgang Priklopil’s house in Strasshof an der Nordbahn just outside the capital in 2006. Her abductor killed himself on the same day.Her new book “3,096 Tage” (3,096 Days) is currently in second in the book charts of Amazon’s German shop and in third in the non-fiction chart of German magazine Der Spiegel. The autobiography was released in 11 countries earlier this month.Meanwhile, journalists and public relation strategists are at odds over Kampusch’s decision to publish a book on her ordeal and give a string of interviews across Europe.BBC presenter Bill Turnbull, who interviewed her last week, told News: “She’s not the ‘usual celebrity’ to me, but rather a big mystery in her complexity.”Asked whether she could understand an increasing why a number of Austrians regard Kampusch and her activities with resentment, the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire said: “No, this is incomprehensible to me. Britons love her fighting spirit.”PR agent Dieter Ecker, who consulted Kampusch for a brief period following her escape from Priklopil, explained to News: “I recommended to her that she totally withdraw from the public after the first two weeks.”Kampusch defended her decision to keep giving interviews in Austria and abroad. “Many mistake my strength with the arrogance of a celebrity who permanently tries to get media attention for no real reason.”Hans-Hermann Tiedje, former editor of market-dominating German daily Bild and ex-personal advisor of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, claimed Kampusch should have ended appearing in public much sooner.Tiedje said: “If people get the impression someone speaks about herself nicely and even gets money for doing so, then everything went wrong in PR. A few carefully selected appearances, the book – and that should have been it (in her case).”International newspapers and magazines continue to extensively report about Kampusch’s book.Kampusch – who teamed up with two female journalists to write “3,096 Tage – recently said in an interview she imaged herself dead while being locked up.She said: “I saw my own body buried in a forest in front of my eyes. I wondered to myself whether it hurts when one dies. But then I told myself this doesn’t matter. What matters are the injuries”.Kampusch, who bought Priklopil’s house and BMW, also said her kidnapper beat her many times and shaved her head at one point.She further revealed he wanted to give her a name “to weaken me”. She told the Kurier newspaper: “He wanted to take power from me because my first name is rather strong and intense. He wanted to name me Maria, but I chose Bibiana – not because I liked it so much but because it comes after my own name day.”Kampusch added Priklopil was “paranoid, sick and poor.”Meanwhile, her lawyer Gerald Ganzger  said he was in talks with his client over whether to launch compensation claims against the Republic of Austria after leaked top secret documents showed how investigators bungled the search for her by failing to follow up various tip-offs.Greens MP Peter Pilz said one to two million Euros would be a “realistic” amount in his opinion.