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Sarkozy sues French magazine over ex-wife text message claim

Published on February 09, 2008

   PARIS, February 9, 2008 - President Nicolas Sarkozy is suing a French newswebsite for reporting he sent a text message to his ex-wife Cecilia offeringto call off his wedding to Carla Bruni if she took him back, his lawyer said.   In an article entitled "The obsession with Cecilia", the nouvelobs.comwebsite claimed on Wednesday that Sarkozy had written to Cecilia eight daysbefore his marriage to the 40-year-old Italian former supermodel on Saturday.   "If you come back, I'll call it all off," the president is reported to havetold his ex-wife Cecilia Ciganer-Albeniz.   Sarkozy, 53, remarried less than four months after ending his stormy11-year marriage to Cecilia, 50, with whom he has a young son, Louis. Thecouple announced their divorce on October 18.   The French president has filed suit against the website for "falsification,use of false documents and possession of stolen goods," his lawyer ThierryHerzog said in a statement.

AFP