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Spanish mag publishes topless Julie Gayet pics

The Local · 21 Jan 2014, 08:30

Published: 21 Jan 2014 08:30 GMT+01:00

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A topless image of François Hollande’s alleged mistress Julie Gayet was plastered on the front cover of a Spanish magazine this weekend. 

The celebrity gossip magazine Interviu, which regularly uses topless images of female celebrities on it front covers, published the photograph of 41-year-old Gayet in its weekend edition.

The move is unlikely to please the actress who is already suing French magazine Closer over its report of the alleged affair.

According to Spanish newspaper El Mundo, the image was taken back in 1998 when she posed for Interviu looking "fun and sexy".

"Looking at her 15-years later we can see that her looks and her body have not lost a shred of its beauty," the magazine writes.

Interviu also published several other revealing shots of Gayet, from the photo shoot taken when she was 26-years-old, inside the magazine.

SEE ALSO: The Local France's gallery of ten things you didn't know about Juliet Gayet. 

The magazine was clearly hoping to take advantage of the global publicity surrounding the star and her alleged fling with Hollande, which began when Closer magazine printed a seven page report detailing their romance.

Although the reports were condemned by many in France, the magazine flew off the shelves with Closer having to produce thousands of extra copies to meet demand.

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El Mundo points out that it is not the first time naked photos of the partner or in this case an alleged partner of the French president have appeared in the public domain.

Similar images of Carla Bruni, the wife of Hollande’s predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy, were also dusted off and republished once she became France’s First Lady.

Hollande's alleged fling with Gayet continues to make headlines in France and abroad with the president forced to answer a question on a trip to the Netherlands on Monday over the health of his partner Valérie Trierweiler, who spent a week in hospital after news of the revelations broke.

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