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French president's alleged lover sues gossip magazine over report

This photo dated Oct. 22, 2011 shows then French Socialist Party candidate for the 2012 presidential elections Francois Hollande, at a nomination ceremony, in Paris, with French actress Julie Gayet in background, top right. Hollande's first lady, journalist Valerie Trierweiler was hospitalized last Friday after a tabloid-style magazine reported that he is secretly having an affair with French movie actress Gayet, and published photos it said proved the liaison. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
January 16, 2014 - 9:16 AM

PARIS - A French actress suspected of having an affair with President Francois Hollande has filed a lawsuit against a gossip magazine for alleged invasion of privacy over its report.

A representative of Closer magazine says the publication received legal documents Thursday from Julie Gayet and her lawyers. The lawsuit seeks 54,000 euros ($74,000) in damages and other fees, plus the publication of a summary of any judicial ruling in the case on its front page.

The representative, who spoke on condition of anonymity because she wasn't authorized to speak publicly about the matter, declined to comment further.

Hollande has said his "indignation is total" about the report, but stopped short of saying whether he'd sue.

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