The French guessing game over the identity of the father of justice minister Rachida Dati's daughter was reignited on Thursday after a new book suggested that he was a Middle Eastern prosecutor.
The prosecutor joins a long list of names, including leading French television host Jacques Essebag (popularly known as Arthur), Henri Proglio, a prominent Paris businessman, Dominique Desseigne, a hotel and casino tycoon, and Jose Maria Aznar, the former Spanish prime minister.
All have denied being the father but Miss Dati has said nothing. Former French rugby coach and sports minister Bernard Laporte also made an official denial, as did François Sarkozy, President Nicolas Sarkozy's younger brother.
I just want to make an official denial too.