When your partner is the president of a country, you're bound to get some unsolicited flak from the masses. But we wonder how Valérie Trierweiler, the First Lady of France, is taking this statement from a French magazine's lawyer:

"You can still be dignified with a bit of cellulite."

We're guessing not very well, considering Trierweiler wants the magazine, Closer, to pay her £16,000 (close to $27,000) in damages for publishing photos of her wearing a bikini. (Closer is the celebrity magazine that also published topless photos of Kate Middleton; it is currently under criminal investigation for breaching the royal couple's privacy.)

Trierweiler's lawyer has claimed the first lady had no idea the photos of her and partner President Francois Hollande on a private beach in the south of France were being taken, according to the Daily Mail.

In response, Closer's lawyer made the "dignified with a bit of cellulite" statement, Daily Mail reported, adding:

"Valerie Trierweiler is a grown woman who knew these harmless photos would be taken. We simply depicted the scene of a normal couple on a beach. It’s normal to be seen in one’s swimwear on a beach."

Normal or not, shouldn't a public figure have the right to some privacy? And not have comments about their cellulite lobbed about?

Trierweiler has already won around $2,500 in damages from VSD, another magazine that published the photos, Reuters reported. When it comes to protecting one's privacy, "French law is among the most protective... and celebrities are routinely awarded damages over the publication of paparazzi pictures," Reuters stated.

Earlier on Huff/Post50:

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  • President Francois Hollande and Valerie Trierweiler

    France's President Francois Hollande (C,L) and his companion Valerie Trierweiler (C,R) arrive at the Tuileries Garden in Paris to attend a tribute ceremony to the 19th century education reformer Jules Ferry, following the formal handover of investiture ceremony between France's president Francois Hollande and his predecessor on May 15, 2012.

  • Outgoing, Incoming

    France's outgoing president Nicolas Sarkozy (L) shakes hands with France's president-elect Francois Hollande (R), next to Carla Bruni-Sarkozy (2nd row R) and Hollande's companion Valerie Trierweiler, as they are about to leave the Elysee presidential Palace after the formal investiture ceremony between Francois Hollande and his predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy, on May 15, 2012 in Paris.

  • Valerie Trierweiler

    Valerie Trierweiler, companion of France's president-elect Francois Hollande arrives at the Elysee presidential Palace in Paris, to attend an official investiture ceremony during which her companion will be invested as France's president, on May 15, 2012.

  • Valerie Trierweiler

    Valerie Trierweiler, companion of France's president-elect Francois Hollande arrives at the Elysee presidential Palace in Paris, to attend an official investiture ceremony during which her companion will be invested as France's president, on May 15, 2012.

  • Valerie Trierweiler

    Valerie Trierweiler, companion of France's president-elect Francois Hollande arrives at the Elysee presidential Palace in Paris, to attend an official investiture ceremony during which her companion will be invested as France's president, on May 15, 2012.

  • France's president Francois Hollande and

    France's president Francois Hollande and his companion Valerie Trierweiler leave the Elysee presidential Palace in Paris, after he being officially invested as France's president on May 15, 2012, at the end of the formal investiture ceremony.

  • France's president Francois Hollande and Valerie Trierweiler

    France's president Francois Hollande and his companion Valerie Trierweiler leave the Elysee presidential Palace in Paris, after he being officially invested as France's president on May 15, 2012, at the end of the formal investiture ceremony.

  • First Partners

    Valerie Trierweiler (C), companion of France's president-elect Francois Hollande attends the formal investiture ceremony during which her companion will be invested as France's president, on May 15, 2012 at the Elysee presidential Palace in Paris, next to France's Senate Socialist president, Jean-Pierre Bel (L) and a protocol officer. The chain of 'Grand Maitre' in the Order of the Legion of Honor is seen at right.

  • Valerie Trierweiler

    Valerie Trierweiler, companion of France's president-elect Francois Hollande arrives at the Elysee presidential Palace in Paris, to attend the formal investiture ceremony during which her compagnion will be invested as France's president, on May 15, 2012.

  • Francois Hollande and Valerie Trierweiler

    France's president Francois Hollande and his companion Valerie Trierweiler leave the Elysee presidential Palace in Paris, after he being officially invested as France's president on May 15, 2012, at the end of the formal investiture ceremony.

  • First 'Companion'

    Valerie Trierweiler, companion of France's new President Francois Hollande, attends the investiture ceremony at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Tuesday, May 15, 2012.

  • Valerie Trierweiler

    Valerie Trierweiler, the companion of French President-elect Francois Hollande leaves his campaign headquarters in Paris, Wednesday May 9, 2012. After winning the French Presidential Election, Hollande seems set to embark on a whir-wind introduction to international politics, with critical visits already being scheduled to Berlin, the US, and two top international summits.

  • Francois Hollande, Valerie Trierweiler

    French president-elect Francois Hollande wave to supporters with his companion Valerie Trierweiler after greeting crowds gathered to celebrate his election victory in Bastille Square in Paris, France, Sunday, May 6, 2012. France handed the presidency Sunday to leftist Hollande, a champion of government stimulus programs who says the state should protect the downtrodden -- a victory that could deal a death blow to the drive for austerity that has been the hallmark of Europe in recent years. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

  • Francois Hollande, Valerie Trierweiler

    French president-elect Francois Hollande, center left, wave to supporters with his companion Valerie Trierweiler after greeting crowds gathered to celebrate his election victory in Bastille Square in Paris, France, Sunday, May 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

  • Francois Hollande, Valerie Trierweiler

    French president-elect Francois Hollande, left, turns back as his companion Valerie Trierweiler smiles after greeting supporters gathered to celebrate his election victory in Bastille Square in Paris, France, Sunday, May 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

  • First Partners Embrace

    French president-elect Francois Hollande embraces his companion Valerie Trierweiler after greeting crowds gathered to celebrate his election victory in Bastille Square in Paris, France, Sunday, May 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

  • The Wave

    Socialist Party candidate for the presidential election Francois Hollande and his companion Valerie Trierweiler wave as he tours through villages near Tulle, central France, after voting in the second round of the presidential elections, Sunday, May 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)

  • Hollande and Trierweiler

    Socialist Party candidate for the presidential election Francois Hollande smiles with his companion Valerie Trierweiler as he tours Tulle, central France, after voting in the second round of the presidential election, Sunday, May 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)

  • Socialist Party candidate for the presidential election Francois Hollande exits a polling station with his companion Valerie Trierweiler as he tours after voting in the second round of the presidential election in Tulle, central France, Sunday, May 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

  • Socialist Party candidate for the presidential election Francois Hollande and his companion Valerie Trierweiler leave after voting in the second round of the presidential election in Tulle, central France, Sunday, May 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

  • Socialist Party candidate for the presidential election Francois Hollande waves as he leaves with his companion Valerie Trierweiler leave after voting in the second round of the presidential election in Tulle, central France, Sunday, May 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

  • Socialist Party candidate for the presidential election Francois Hollande and his companion Valerie Trierweiler smile after voting in the second round of the presidential election in Tulle, central France, Sunday, May 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

  • French Socialist Party candidate for the presidential election Francois Hollande and his companion French journalist Valerie Trierweiler, visit the market in Tulle, southwestern France, on the eve of the presidential election second round, Saturday, May 5, 2012.(AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

  • French Socialist Party candidate for the presidential election Francois Hollande gives a red rose to his companion Valerie Trierweiler, in Tulle, southwestern France, Saturday, May 5, 2012. The second round of the French presidential elections will take place on May 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)

  • French Socialist Party candidate for the 2012 presidential elections Francois Hollande cheers supporters as his companion Valerie Trierweiler looks on after a meeting in Toulouse, Thursday, May 3, 2012, as part of his campaign for the second round of the French presidential elections on May 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

  • Francois Hollande , Valerie Trierweiler

    FILE This Thursday, April 5, 2012 file photo shows French Socialist Party candidate for the upcoming French presidential election Francois Hollande and his companion French journalist Valerie Trierweiler, left, leaving the Paris Institute of Political Studies, or Sciences Po in Paris. The last time France voted for president, Francois Hollande was a portly, smiley man with a wishy-washy image playing second fiddle to Segolene Royal, his Socialist party's candidate and the mother of his four kids. Now he's a man with a trim waistline and promising future who managed a tough presidential debate with the air of, well, a president. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, file)

  • Socialist Party candidate for the presidential election Francois Hollande and his companion Valerie Trierweiler leave the regional council in Tulle, central France, Sunday, April 22, 2012 after voting in the presidential election first round. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)

  • Valerie Trierweiler and her companion and Socialist Party candidate for the presidential election Francois Hollande laugh as they stroll Tulle, central France, after voting in the presidential election first round, Sunday, April 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)

  • Socialist Party (PS) candidate for the 2

    Socialist Party (PS) candidate for the 2012 French presidential election Francois Hollande (L) is looked by his companion, French journalist Valerie Trierweiler (C), during the annual Representative Council of France's Jewish Associations (CRIF) dinner at the Pavillon d'Armenonville in Paris on February 8, 2012. AFP PHOTO / POOL / JACKY NAEGELEN (Photo credit should read JACKY NAEGELEN/AFP/GettyImages)

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