First Lady Sues To Keep Nude Picture Off Shopping Bags

By: Courtesy KWTX.com
By: Courtesy KWTX.com

France's first lady is taking legal action to stop a clothing company from distributing bags bearing a nude black-and-white image of her.

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has exclusive ownership rights to her image, her attorney says.

She is seeking $165,200 in damages from the clothing vendor Pardon, which is based on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion.

The first lady's lawyer, Thierry Herzog, said Friday that a La Reunion court will hear the case Monday and that she will donate any damages to charity.

Pardon has been giving the bags to its clients.

The nude photo of Bruni-Sarkozy was taken in 1993 when she was a model.


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