By CNN Staff
French President Francois Hollande is considering legal action against the French version of Closer magazine after the publication alleged he was having an affair with actress Julie Gayet, French news agency Agence France-Presse said Friday.
A member of the President's entourage said in a statement to AFP that "Hollande deeply condemns the attacks on the right to privacy which he has a right to like every other citizen. He is looking into possible action, including legal action against this publication (Closer)."
CNN has reached out to Hollande, Gayet and Closer magazine for comment, but there has been no response from them yet.
According to AFP, Gayet, who appeared in one of Hollande's 2012 election commercials, filed a complaint in March over rumors of the affair, which she said were a breach of privacy.
Hollande, 59, lives with 48-year-old French journalist and mother-of-three Valerie Trierweiler.
The President has four children of his own from his previous long-term relationship with prominent French politician Segolene Royal.
Hollande, who heads France's Socialist Party, was elected President in May 2012.
CNN's Alexander Felton and Lindsay Isaac contributed to this report.
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