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.