PARIS — Film stars Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Deneuve have filed suit against a French magazine for publishing excerpts of the memoirs of their former husband, film director Roger Vadim.
The magazine VSD reprinted parts of the Vadim book, "Bardot, Deneuve and Fonda," published originally in the United States, in its April 10 edition.
Gilles Dreyfus, attorney for Bardot and Deneuve, said the material intrudes into the private lives of the two stars. He said each is asking the court to grant $23,000 in damages with interest.
An attorney for VSD described the extracts as containing "generalities, banalities known to everyone."
The court is expected to decide the case in mid-November.