The 7-page photo spread published on January 10 showed the
comings and goings outside a Parisian apartment rented by Gayet.
It included the night-time arrival and morning departure of
Gayet and, separately, that of man wearing a black helmet and
said to be Hollande.
Neither party has denied the affair, but Gayet filed a lawsuit
alleging breach of privacy. Hollande chose not to sue.
Gayet's lawyer Jean Ennochi, who had been asking for a larger
sum of 50,000 euros, said his client's life had been "turned
upside down" by the publication.
The disclosure by the magazine was followed by Hollande's
breakup with his partner of eight years, Valerie Trierweiler.
The scandal was an unwelcome distraction for Hollande, whose
popularity ratings are at record lows, as he tries to stem
rising unemployment and spur growth in the euro zone's
Gayet, a Socialist party supporter who has acted in French films
including the 2013 comedy "Quai d'Orsay", backed Hollande during
the 2012 presidential race.
($1 = 0.7254 euros)
(Reporting by Chine Labbe; writing by Alexandria Sage;
by Andrew Callus)
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