French first lady dismisses rumors of infidelity

Nicolas Sarkozy's wife denies media intrigue that she or her husband are engaging in extramarital affairs

By Associated Press
Published April 7, 2010 10:18PM (UTC)
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Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has dismissed rumors of infidelity by her or her husband, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, as "insignificant" and brushed off theories that lies were planted in a plot to bring down the glamorous couple.

She says that she and Sarkozy "have turned the page" and suggested the media to do the same.


A close Sarkozy aide and the president's lawyer have both held out the possibility the rumors were a plot to "destabilize" France's leading couple. But the first lady said "these rumors are insignificant. ... There is no plot."

The rumors started in early March on a weekly newspaper's blog, and the paper's owner has filed a legal complaint, opening an investigation.

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