Carla Bruni-Sarkozy sues bag company over nude photo
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy isn't a happy chappy. The supermodel-turned-first lady is suing clothing company Pardon for distributing bags featuring a nude photo of her.
Ten thousand of the canvas shoppers have been made, which depict Carla next to the caption: "My guy should have bought Pardon!" The bags are being sold for three euros each, as well as being handed out for free in the French Indian Ocean island of Réunion, where Pardon is based.
"Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has exclusive and absolute rights over her image," said her lawyer. "We are going to ask for 125,000 euros in damages for the sale of this article which constitutes a moral and matrimonial attack."
France's first lady has promised to donate the sum to charity, should she win the case. This isn't the first time that Pardon have come under fire. Last year, the company upset French church leaders by selling a female G-string featuring a picture of the Virgin Mary.
"[Carla is] a public woman - you find photos of her everywhere," Peter Mertes, Pardon's founder, disputed.
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