Monday, 22 September 2008

People : 22nd September

Cécilia returns to puncture Sarkozy’s pomp. Matthew Campbell, The Times (en)
" ... According to Cécilia, Attias, 48, was told on the day of their marriage that his services were no longer required as an organiser of the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in the Swiss ski resort of Davos. Klaus Schwab, the business professor who founded the forum in 1971, did not want it “to be at loggerheads with the French government”, she claimed.
“It was a nice wedding present,” said an ironic Cécilia. “Since then I have learnt that the French president will probably attend the next Davos although he had never gone before.” ... “You could hardly expect [Sarkozy] to show up in the knowledge that his former wife’s new husband is the organiser,” said the source .
.. A spokesman for the World Economic Forum denied that it had sacked Attias, describing him as simply a “subcontractor”. Mark Adams said: “We never employed him directly, so we couldn’t sack him.”

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