Bardot Threatens Politician With Lawsuit Over Alleged Affair
Film icon BRIGITTE BARDOT has threatened to sue a French politician over allegations they had an affair in the 1960s.
Patrick Balkany, a personal friend of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, claimed in a book published last month (Jan10) that he enjoyed a fling with Bardot during their youth.
He repeated the allegations on local television show Laurent Ruquier last weekend (begs06Feb10).
Bardot has vehemently denied the claims, insisting she met Balkany for the first time in 2004 - and she's now threatened to sue the politician if he continues to spread the false rumours.
In a statement released by Bardot's lawyer on Wednesday (10Feb10), the French actress says: "I am beginning to get fed up hearing Mr. Balkany boasting that he had an affair with me, which I have already formally denied."