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French Prez blames ex-minister for spreading affair rumours: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 15:51

London: Nicolas Sarkozy believes his former justice minister Rachida Dati started talk that his wife Carla Bruni was having an affair with Benjamin Biolay, a pop singer, while he was seeing his ecology minister, Chantal Jouanno, it has emerged.
Following the blame game, Dati has been deprived her of her chauffeur-driven limousine and three bodyguards, reports The Telegraph.

The rumours of extra-martial affairs were rubbished by the French president.

According to reports, Nicolas took “retaliatory action” against the 44-year-old Dati, the night his ruling Right-wing UMP party suffered a drubbing in the first round of regional elections on March 14.

Dati created history in 2007 when Nicolas made her the first Muslim woman to hold a top ministerial position.


First Published: Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 15:51

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