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Court Refuses To Block Book Containing Nasty Quotes By Sarkozy's Ex-Wife

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A Paris court rejected Friday a bid by President Nicolas Sarkozy's ex-wife, Cecilia, to block publication of a book that says she called her former husband "ridiculous" and a womanizer.

The former first lady's lawyers argued that the book by journalist Anna Bitton, called "Cecilia. A Portrait," violated her private life, and asked the court to ban it. Cecilia Sarkozy is quoted as calling the president a "womanizer," "cheap" and "ridiculous," in private meetings with the author, according to excerpts published this week.

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