French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte have filed a complaint with the Paris prosecutor’s office against the photojournalist Thibault Dalifard, who released photographs of the head of state from his vacation. This was announced on Sunday, September 26, by the Europe-1 radio station.
It is clarified that the complaint was filed a few days ago. On the showcase of the art gallery, which is located opposite the Elysee Palace, for about two weeks everyone had access to an exhibition with images of the French leader.
At the same time, the exhibition also included photographs of previous leaders of France. In particular, there were presented pictures of François Hollande and the late Jacques Chirac on the beach with a naked torso. In addition, journalists posted a photo of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy in the company of his wife Carla Bruni during a bike ride.
The Paris prosecutor’s office has launched a preliminary investigation into the interference with privacy.
In June, Macron was slapped in the face by an unidentified man during a visit to the southeast of the country, in the Drome department. The incident was caught on video, which then began to actively spread on social networks. The footage from the video shows that Macron was heading to the local residents to communicate. At that moment, an unknown person gave the French leader a slap in the face. The president’s bodyguards immediately took him away.
In July 2017, Macron filed a lawsuit against the photographer, who disturbed the peace of his vacation. The head of state was vacationing with his wife in a villa in Marseille and became the target of persecution by the paparazzi.