Wife of disgraced ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is to sue Paris Match magazine for claiming on its front page that she has moved on and found love with a historian, an associate said Wednesday.
The move comes just a week after lawyers for Strauss-Kahn and a woman named as his new girlfriend said they would seek damages from two French magazines for publishing "stolen photographs" of them together.
Strauss-Kahn's wife of some two decades, Anne Sinclair, recently confirmed that the couple had separated. A former television journalist and the heiress to a large fortune, Sinclair now runs the French edition of the Huffington Post.
Paris Match's latest edition, to be published Thursday, has the words "Anne Sinclair. Pierre, her new love" emblazoned across the front page next to a picture of a smiling Sinclair.
"After months of hell with DSK (as her husband is known in France), the journalist has found serenity with the leading historian Pierre Nora," it said in an article.
Sinclair has asked her lawyer to sue the magazine for breach of privacy, said an associate of the journalist who did not wish to be named.
Strauss-Kahn, a one-time contender for the French presidency, suffered a stunning fall from grace following his arrest at a New York hotel on sexual assault charges last year and a subsequent string of sex-related investigations in France.
French celebrities regularly sue magazines for breach of privacy.
On Tuesday, three magazines were fined for publishing photographs of President Francois Hollande's companion Valerie Trierweiler in a bikini which were taken when they were on a summer break.
One of the magazines, Closer, in September created a storm by publishing photographs of Prince William's wife Catherine sunbathing topless. French legal authorities have since banned the magazine from any further distribution of the pictures.