Tuesday, February 11
(Undated) -- "The Washington Post" is slamming the breaks on an outrageous claim being made by the French media. A celebrity photographer named Pascal Rostain has accused pop star Beyonce of having an affair with President Barack Obama. His sensationalized statements were picked up by conservative paper "Le Figaro," which also reported that the D.C. paper would be printing a bombshell story on Tuesday with proof of the supposed affair. A spokesperson for "The Washington Post" has responded to the claims, telling Poynter.org that it's "definitely not true."
The story is making the rounds on gossip sites just before President Obama prepares to welcome French President Francois Hollande to D.C. for an official state visit later this week.