Brigitte Bardot calls Sarkozy’s oldest friend “big, fat wide-boy liar”

February 12th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI  

Sydney, Feb 12 (ANI): French model/singer Brigitte Bardot has called one of President Nicolas Sarkozy’s oldest friends a “big, fat wide-boy liar” after he claimed to have slept with her at the height of her fame.

Bardot, 75, was infuriated by Patrick Balkany’s claim in his autobiography released last month, and his repeating it on radio and television.

The 61-year-old controversial and flamboyant mayor-MP of a Paris suburb, portrays himself as a Don Juan who wooed a host of beauties, in his book, ‘Une Autre Verite, La Mienne’ (Another Truth, Mine).

Among his conquests he cites Shirley MacLaine, the film star, and Bardot, who fell for his charms at the zenith of her seductive powers.

“I must have been 18. She was a star hounded by the paparazzi. We had gone together to a soiree in Deauville [a chic Normandy seaside town]. I was proud to have her on my arm,” the Sydney Morning Herald quoted him as writing.

“‘Listen,’ she whispered in her inimitable voice, ‘I can’t sleep with someone if I’m not in love’. Oh well, I thought. Ten minutes later, she added, in a breath: ‘But you know, I can fall in love three times a day’,” he wrote.

He claims the star of ‘And God Created Woman’, who is now a prominent animal rights campaigner, mentioned the one-night stand in 2004 when she used his town hall for her Brigitte Bardot Foundation’s Christmas function.

But Bardot categorically denied the liaison in a statement to the press.

“I know with whom I have slept and it certainly was not with this fat wide-boy liar, an unusually inelegant cad,” she wrote.

“For a politician who claims to be credible, respected and dignified, this lowliness shows his true personality,” she added.

Balkany recently recounted the incident on a television programme called ‘We Haven’t Gone To Bed’, and Bardot said it should have been renamed ‘We Haven’t Gone To Bed Together’ for the occasion.

If he restated his claim once more, she promised to sue him for slander. Her lawyer said she was considering filing for a court injunction to force the book’s publisher to insert a denial from Bardot in the book.

“All her life, people have told rubbish about her,” Christophe Marie, head of animal protection at her foundation, said.

“She feels wounded and soiled and doesn’t understand the Levallois mayor’s actions unless it’s a desire to get people talking about him to sell his books,” Marie stated.

But Balkany has stuck to his story, reportedly saying: “Nothing surprises me any more. I just find all this very sad for her.” (ANI)

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