Deneuve To Sue Book Editor
Iconic actress CATHERINE DENEUVE is planning to sue the editor of a book which portrayed her father as a German sympathiser during the war.
The movie legend was furious to discover an unofficial biography 'Deneuve, L'Affranchie' had been published about her father, screen actor Maurice Dorléac, in 2007.
The star and her family were left fuming when they realised the content of the book claimed Dorléac appeared in several propaganda films and pro-Nazi radio plays.
And now Deneuve is planning to take legal action against the editor of the book, which was written by Bernard Violet, for the upset it has caused her family.
She tells Britain's The Guardian newspaper, "I didn't read it. I'm going to sue the editor of the book. The book didn't do well, so my lawyer didn't want me to do anything until (later).
"It's awful! So I'm going to sue him for my family more than anything. I'm going to do it for the principle, and for my father. How people see me is one thing, how I am is one thing, how people write can be another thing, but the most difficult thing for me is that someone could write just anything for the sake of writing a book.
"That is very difficult to accept, someone who would just take things, make facts work together and just invent things. But I didn't read it. I was going to, my sisters have read it, and it's supposed to be so awful, really."
Dorléac, who passed away in 1979, was found guilty after World War II of "giving aid to Germany... and damaging the unity of the French nation" and was forbidden to work as an actor for six months.