Friday, January 10, 2014

France's Hollande May File Suit on French Mag.; Claims Articles on His Affair Violate His Privacy

Francois Hollande has threatened to take legal action against a French magazine which claims he is having an affair with an actress, the Euro News website reports today (January 10, 2014).

A source in the French president's office says he feels his privacy has been breached and he is studying what action to take.

"Closer" -- the weekly tabloid magazine in question -- claims Hollande regularly rides pillion on a scooter driven by his bodyguard to visit a Paris apartment block to see actress Julie Gayet. It has printed extensive details of their alleged comings and goings.

Hollande -- who became president of France in 2012 -- is in a long-term partner relationship with ex-journalist Valerie Trierweiler, who has assumed the functions of France's first lady. Polls indicate that Hollande -- a socialist -- is the most unpopular president in France's modern history.

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