Saturday, January 11, 2014

Closer Magazine Publishes Photos of French President Francois Hollande Visiting Apartment of Actress Julie Gayet

Hey, a scandal!

At Telegraph UK, "Francois Hollande faces personal and political crisis as claims of affair with actress revealed":
François Hollande considers legal action for invasion of privacy after Closer magazine reveals he spends nights with actress Julie Gayet.

President François Hollande was facing a private and political crisis after a celebrity magazine published photos it says proves he is having a "secret love affair" with a film actress almost 20 years his junior.

Closer magazine released photos it says shows the 59-year old Socialist leader and his new lover, Julie Gayet, 41, entering an apartment block a stone's throw from the Elysée Palace in Paris.

Valérie Trierweiler, the "official" first lady to whom the president is not married, recently took up residence in one of the wings of the palace.

Closer's Friday edition carried a seven-page report on the alleged infidelity, in which a man it insists is the president arrives on a chauffeur-driven scooter to spend nights in the flat.

Miss Gayet arrives separately. The pair are brought croissants by a man identified as his bodyguard the following morning.

"It's a real passion that has ... turned their lives upside down and makes them take insane risks," the magazine wrote.

The report in Closer, which angered many in Britain for publishing topless pictures the Duchess of Cambridge in 2012, sparked a furious rebuke from the president, who, however, failed to deny the liaison.
More here, "Editor of Closer defends publication of French President Francois Hollande affair allegations."

And lots of photos at London's Daily Mail, "Pictured: The sexually charged screen roles and modelling career of French President Francois Hollande's 'mistress'."

I don't see the Closer piece, but check back. This is pretty good. He's got his main squeeze holed up in her own suite at the presidential palace and then checks out for some overnight action with a movie star. Shoot, who said socialists are idiots?!!