Views of Francois Hollande in the French town of Tulle
17 January 2014 Last updated at 02:37 GMT
The actress linked to French President Francois Hollande, Julie Gayet, is suing the magazine that published photos of their alleged affair.
Ms Gayet initiated proceedings against Closer for breach of privacy, the magazine told AFP news agency.
The BBC's Chris Morris heard from residents in Tulle, where President Hollande forged his political career.