Nicolas Sarkozy is a brute

London, Sept 29 | Updated: Sep 30 2008, 05:51am hrs
Nicolas Sarkozy is said to one of the flamboyant Presidents France ever had. But a new book has claimed that he is a brute.

According to the book, Sarkozy has had brutal exchanges with his wives and past loversin fact, one row with the then 51-year-old wife Cecilia in the run-up to the presidential polls last year even led to a police complaint.

Though no action was taken against Sarkozy, the book -- Love, Rupture and Betrayalsays that the 53-year-old was warned by the then French Interior Minister that the complaint had been filed.

Cecilia famously did not vote for her husband in the poll. The couple divorced in October 2007. Sarkozy married his third wife, ex-model Carla Bruni, 40, February this year after almost a year-long whirlwind romance.

The book, penned by respected author Hubert Coudurier, also claims that Sarkozy demanded another lover get his things ready for him in the morningbecause he was used to his wife waiting on him, The Sun reported.