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01/20/2015 12:49 pm ET Updated Jan 21, 2015

Paris Plans To Sue Fox News For Insulting The City

Paris is planning to sue Fox News after the "image" of the city was "insulted" and "prejudiced," Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo announced Tuesday during an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour.

“When we’re insulted, and when we’ve had an image, then I think we’ll have to sue, I think we’ll have to go to court, in order to have these words removed," Hidalgo said. "The image of Paris has been prejudiced, and the honor of Paris has been prejudiced. And I think in the great discussion of truth everyone is to play its role. And we’re going to have to be realistic and put things as they are.”

When asked by Amanpour to clarify which network she plans to take to court and sue, Hidalgo responded, “Fox News, that’s the name.”

Though the exact details of the lawsuit are unclear, over the weekend Fox News apologized to "the people of France and England" for erroneously suggesting that certain European cities have "no-go zones" where non-Muslims are not welcome.

“We empathize with the citizens of France as they go through a healing process and return to everyday life. However, we find the Mayor’s comments regarding a lawsuit misplaced,” Michael Clemente, Fox News' executive vice president of news, said in a statement to The Huffington Post.

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