London, Nov. 10 (ANI): Controversial French First Lady Valerie Trierweiler is claiming 70,000 pounds in damages, after a book claimed that she cheated on her hubby with two lovers at once.
The biography 'The Troublemaker' said that the 47-year-old journalist was the shared mistress of left-wing President Francois Hollande and right-wing minister Patrick Devidjian, while she was still married to Denis Trierweiler, nine years ago, the Daily Mail reported.
Trierweiler's lawyer Frederique Giffard said that she was seeking damages for libel and breach of privacy for the "malacious and unproven rumours aimed at sullying her character."
The book by political writers Christophe Jakubyszyn and Alix Bouilhaguet says that both politicians knew they were "sharing" Trierweiler as their mistress.
But when Devidjian refused her demands to leave his wife, she chose Hollande over him, before finally divorcing her hubby in 2010.
The book says, "Patrick Devedjian hesitated so much that Valerie Trierweiler allowed herself to be courted by a second man of another political persuasion: Francois Hollande."
"Little by little, the relationship with Hollande took precedence over the other, notably after an ultimatum in 2003 which Devedjian failed to respect," the book said. (ANI)