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Latest update : 2012-11-08

French President François Hollande's partner, Valérie Trierweiler, is seeking €85,000 in damages from the authors of a book that claims she had an affair with a right-wing politician early in her relationship with Hollande.

Valérie Trierweiler, the girlfriend of French President François Hollande, is seeking 85,000 euros in damages from the authors and editor of a book that claims she two-timed the Socialist leader with a prominent right-winger.

Trierweiler has sued the authors of "La Frondeuse" (The Rebel) for defamation and infringement of her right to privacy.

François Hollande and Valérie Trierweiler

The book, written by television journalists Christophe Jakubyszyn and Alix Bouilhaguet, claims Trierweiler had an affair with former minister Patrick Devedjian early on in her relationship with Hollande.

At the time she was still married to her second husband and Hollande was still officially with Ségolene Royal, the mother of his four children.

Devedjian, who was a minister under Hollande's predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy, has also initiated legal proceedings against the authors of the book, the latest in a string of publications designed to capitalise on public fascination with the president's complicated love life.

Trierweiler's suit will be considered by a court here on December 10, her lawyer said.

(AFP)

 

Date created : 2012-11-08

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