Corruption

France's First Lady Called "Unpinned Grenade"

Apparently, access to power has made her a huge pain in the ass

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Valérie Trierweiler's boss says she has caused "nothing but trouble" at the magazine where she works since becoming France's first lady, according to a new book.

Arnaud Lagardère, billionaire owner of Paris Match, the glossy weekly, allegedly viewed the 47-year-old divorcee as "an unpinned grenade" whose contract he did not wish to renew at the end of the year.

The comments come from a new biography on the controversial 51-year old arms and media tycoon by journalist Jacqueline Remy, extracts of which were published in Marianne magazine yesterday.