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French first lady threatens to sue over ‘malicious rumors’ in biography

By Agence France-Presse
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 15:49 EDT
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France's first lady Valerie Trierweiler, pictured in July 2012 (AFP)
 
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French first lady Valerie Trierweiler plans to sue the authors of the latest book about her because it spreads malicious rumours, her lawyer said Wednesday.

Trierweiler, a 47-year-old journalist and partner of President Francois Hollande, is suing the authors of “La Frondeuse” (The Rebel) — a biography due to be published on Thursday, for breach of privacy, lawyer Frederique Giffard told AFP.

The book is the latest in a string of works on Trierweiler that have appeared since the Socialist Hollande was elected in May.

They focus on her alleged feud with the president’s ex-partner Segolene Royal, who is the mother of his four children.

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