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Actress linked to Hollande sues magazine over affair report

Published on Jan 17, 2014 1:09 AM
 
Ms Julie Gayet, 41, is seeking 50,000 euros (S$86,500) in damages and 4,000 euros in legal costs from the magazine over a report she claims breached France's privacy legislation. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

PARIS (AFP) - French actress Julie Gayet has initiated a privacy suit against Closer magazine over its report that she was having an affair with President Francois Hollande, the magazine said Thursday.

Gayet, 41, is seeking 50,000 euros (S$86,500) in damages and 4,000 euros in legal costs from the magazine over a report she claims breached France's privacy legislation.

If she wins, Closer will have to publish the legal verdict on its cover page.

At a press conference on Tuesday, Hollande expressed his "total indignation" over Closer's publication of photos that the magazine said showed him and Gayet arriving separately for secret trysts at a borrowed flat yards from the presidential Elysee Palace.

 
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