Sep 082011
 September 8, 2011  Breaches, Court, Featured News, Non-U.S.

Henry Samuel reports:

France’s best-known TV newsreader was on Wednesday found guilty of breaching his former mistress’s privacy for publishing her love letters in a novel, after a court ruled it could not be qualified as fiction.

Patrick Poivre d’Arvor, 63, whose evening news broadcasts were regularly watched by eight million people until he was sacked in 2008, was ordered to pay 33,000 euros (£29,000) to Agathe Borne, 38, a former model and aspiring writer.

The Paris court found Mr Poivre d’Arvor’s 2009 novel Fragments of a Lost Woman was an undisguised account of their two-year relationship, which began when their eyes met at the French Open tennis tournament in 2006. It was thus a breach of privacy and literary theft.

Read more on The Telegraph.

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