Brigitte Bardot takes to Twittersphere
Brigitte Bardot took to the Twittersphere on Monday, using her first tweet to complain about her name being used to help sell an apartment belonging to her ex-husband.
Using the handle @B_BARDOT_PERSO, the account photograph shows a recent photo of the 78-year-old former film star superimposed on a scene of sunset over the bay of Canoubiers near San Tropez where she lives.
Bardot's first tweet was addressed to France's Le Figaro newspaper following an article it published on the sale of the apartment by German-born Gunter Sachs, the third of her four husbands, whom she married in 1966.
"Fed up that my identity is taken over to sell anything, I never set foot in this apartment," she tweeted.
Sachs, a millionaire playboy, committed suicide aged 78 in 2011 in the Swiss resort of Gstaad by shooting himself. He and Bardot divorced in 1969.
The authenticity of Bardot's Twitter account was confirmed to AFP by the animal welfare organisation that bears her name.
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