French first lady dismisses rumors of infidelity

File - Tuesday March 30, 2010 file photo of French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy during a visit to a KIPP school (Knowledge is Power Program) in Washington USA. Carla Bruni-Sarkozy on Wednesday April 7 2010 dismissed as "insignificant" rumors of infidelity by her and her husband, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, and brushed off theories that lies were planted in a plot to bring down the glamorous couple. She said in an interview with Europe 1 radio that she and Sarkozy "have turned the page" and suggested the media to do the same. (AP Photo / Jacques Witt, Pool, File)
April 7, 2010 6:48:07 PM PDT
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has dismissed rumors of infidelity by her or her husband, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, as "insignificant" and brushed off theories that lies were planted in a plot to bring down the glamorous couple.

She says that she and Sarkozy "have turned the page" and suggested the media to do the same.

A close Sarkozy aide and the president's lawyer have both held out the possibility the rumors were a plot to "destabilize" France's leading couple. But the first lady said "these rumors are insignificant. ... There is no plot."

The rumors started in early March on a weekly newspaper's blog, and the paper's owner has filed a legal complaint, opening an investigation.

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