I never slept with MP -- Bardot
Brigitte Bardot has called one of French President Nicolas Sarkozy's oldest friends a "big, fat wide-boy liar" after he claimed to have slept with the film star at the height of her fame.
Patrick Balkany, the controversial mayor-MP of a Paris suburb in Mr Sarkozy's fiefdom, has infuriated Bardot (75) by the claim in his autobiography, released last month.
In his book, 'Une Autre Verite, La Mienne' (Another Truth, Mine), the 61-year-old portrays himself as a Don Juan who wooed a host of beauties.
Among his conquests he cites film star Shirley MacLaine and Bardot, who, he writes, fell for his charms at the zenith of her seductive powers.
He claims she mentioned the one-night stand in 2004 when she used his town hall for her Brigitte Bardot Foundation's Christmas function.
But the famously caustic Bardot categorically denied the liaison. "I know with whom I have slept and it certainly was not with this fat wide-boy liar, an unusually inelegant cad," she said. (© Daily Telegraph, London)