Brigitte Bardot on Trial for Using Muslim Slur
Former French movie star Brigitte Bardot went on trial Tuesday in Paris on charges of "inciting racial hatred" by using a Muslim slur.
Prosecutors asked the court to give the former sex symbol a two-month suspended prison sentence and fine her $23,760 for saying Muslims were "destroying our country and imposing its acts," according to Reuters.
"I am a little tired of prosecuting Mrs. Bardot," Prosecutor Anne de Fontette told the court.
This is the fifth such trial for the blonde, best known for her films of the 1950s and '60s. She has been fined four times for inciting racial hatred.
"I am fed up with being under the thumb of this population which is destroying us, destroying our country and imposing its acts," Bardot said, according to Reuters.
Anti-racist groups had complained about comments the star had made about the Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha, which requires the slaughtering of a sheep or other animal. Bardot is a prominent animal rights activist.