Actress linked to Hollande sues magazine over affair report
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.