Keyword: Julie Gayet
French First Lady's office says she was admitted to hospital on Friday - after magazine's revelation - to 'get some rest and have tests done'.
What may have at first seemed like a simple affair of the heart on the part of President François Hollande looks set to take on a political dimension. Mediapart can reveal that the flat where Hollande is reported to meet actress Julie Gayet has connections with a convicted criminal suspected of links to Corsican organised crime. This immediately raises questions of what France's 'top cop', interior minister Manuel Valls, knew about the affair. Was he unaware of the flat's links to a criminal? Or did an amorous president fall into a political trap?
Exposé of the French president's alleged affair with actress marks a departure from the country's previous nonchalance over such matters.
French president says he has a right to privacy and is considering suing Closer magazine after it claimed he was having an affair with Julie Gayet.