Thursday, January 16, 2014
Julie Gayet, the actress named as the other party in Closer magazine's article about French President Francois Hollande's affair, is now suing the magazine. She is alleging invasion of privacy and asking 54,000 Euros (50,000 for the privacy invasion and 4,000 in legal costs). Mr. Hollande has not indicated whether he will file suit over the story. Is there fall-out from the Closer story? Possibly--France's Ministere de la Culture et la Communication decided not to accept her nomination to the panel that decides recipients of the prestigious Villa Medici fellowships. More here about Ms. Gayet's lawsuit from CNN.