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French court convicts tabloid over Hollande's partner photos

France's President Francois Hollande, right, welcomes Prime Minister of Kosovo Isa Mustafa, prior to the Balkans summit, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Monday, July 4, 2016. The leaders of France, Germany, Italy and Balkan nations are meeting to better prevent extremists from sneaking in with migrants who are moving west across Europe. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

France's President Francois Hollande, right, welcomes Prime Minister of Kosovo Isa Mustafa, prior to the Balkans summit, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Monday, July 4, 2016. The leaders of France, Germany, Italy and Balkan nations are meeting to better prevent extremists from sneaking in with migrants who are moving west across Europe. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)  (The Associated Press)

A French court has found a tabloid newspaper guilty of violation of privacy for publishing unauthorized photos of President Francois Hollande and his partner, actress Julie Gayet, sitting together in a terrace at the Elysee palace.

A court in Nanterre, outside Paris, sentenced the publication director for Voici tabloid, Rolf Heinz, to pay a 1,500-euro ($1,670) fine and one euro in damages to Gayet, and ordered a conviction statement published on half of the magazine's front cover.

The weekly newspaper published the pictures on November 2014, a few months after another tabloid revealed that Hollande had an affair with Gayet while still living as a couple with his official companion, Valerie Trierweiler.

Even after Hollande and Trierweiler broke up following the disclosure, Hollande never made his relationship with Gayet official.