Apr 5, 2021

Bernard Tapie: French tycoon and wife attacked in home

Bernard Tapie, 78, who is a former French finance minister, is a flamboyant and controversial figure. The intruders pulled Mrs Tapie by the hair "Because they wanted to know where the treasure was", the mayor of Combs-La-Ville, Guy Geoffroy, told AFP. "But of course there was no treasure, and the fact that they didn't find it made the violence only worse." Managing to free herself, Dominique Tapie ran to a neighbour's home and called the police. Mr Tapie had sued French state bank Crédit Lyonnais, accusing it of undervaluing the sports goods company during the sale. Bernard Tapie is currently suffering stomach cancer and cancer of the oesophagus, and the trial concerning his appeal was postponed last year until May 2021 because of his health.

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