Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Statue to Cost €81K not €81 Million

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See above a screenshot of Carla Bruni-Sarkozy in a clip of 'Midnight in Paris' (Credit: YouTube, "thedigitalfixuk," screenshot)

Despite the Associated Press’ initial Feb. 13 story, a “planned statue in a Paris suburb that is to be modeled after French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy” will only likely cost 81,000, according to the AP’s correction the same day.

The AP originally had reported that the status would cost 81 million. Whoops!  A Feb. 13 story by the AP published in the Sun Herald reported on the criticism of the pricy statue.

Read the short correction here.

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AP Error: Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Statue to Cost €81K not €81 Million

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