French singer sues TV bosses over Carla Bruni affair rumours

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London, Apr 12 (ANI): French pop star Benjamin Biolay has filed a lawsuit against TV bosses for spreading rumours that he was romantically involved with France's First Lady Carla Bruni.ast month, the model-cum-singer hit headlines as gossip spread over allegations that both she and husband President Nicolas Sarkozy had been involved in extra-marital affairs.

Bruni recently denied the story and dismissed the rumours as "insignificant" and "unpleasant".

And now singer Biolay is taking legal action, alleging a report aired on publicly funded French TV network France 24 linked him to the scandal.

He has filed legal papers accusing chiefs at the company of violating his right to privacy and demanding 17,493 pounds in damages.

"Alluding to this hypothetical love affair was clearly a violation of Benjamin Biolay's private life. Mr Benjamin Biolay is opposed to any disclosure about his private life. (The rumours) were inaccurate," the Daily Express quoted Biolay's lawyer, Isabelle Wekstein, as saying. (ANI)

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