Ms Trierweiler recounts how she spoke to Miss Gayet on the telephone, asking her to deny the rumours of the affair. She said that Miss Gayet replied that her lawyer had threatened to sue anyone who spread them.
“How can anyone lie so much?” Ms Trierweiler asks.
Much of Ms Trierweiler’s fire is turned on Ségolène Royal, the mother of the president’s four children and his ecology minister. Their relationship ended due to his affair with Ms Trierweiler. To make a point about how hard it was to deal with Miss Royal being constantly in the media eye, she put photographs of her ex-husband on the walls until Mr Hollande complained.
I realise that they often do things differently in France but we English have a little phrase that describes this all rather well. What goes around comes around. Being the younger woman that seduces the man of power away from his family does leave one open, at some point, to a younger woman doing that to you. It’s rather one of those occupational hazards, you know?
Having chosen a man you know is open to this sort of behaviour……
Of course, in this modern day and age there’s nothing wrong at all with such behaviour, we don’t moralise these days. But please, do stop complaining about it.