Carla Bruni-Sarkozy attacked over £350k website


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The Independent Online

The former first lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, is threatening legal action after an online petition asked her to repay nearly €410,000 (£354,000) used to fund her website while her husband was President.

The petition, started by a web developer, has already been signed by over 80,000 people. The developer argues the site could have been maintained for much less, and wants the model-turned-singer to donate the money to charity.

Ms Bruni-Sarkozy’s lawyer, Richard Malka, said the website promoted her official duties and she reserves the right to sue for attacks to her honour.