May 16, 2011
IMF chief and potential French presidential candidate Dominique Strauss-Kahn was just arrested for allegedly assaulting a hotel maid.
This is far from the first sexual allegation concerning “DSK”, as he is known. Relatively well known is the story of his affair with an IMF subordinate in 2008.
But perhaps the most serious one, especially in light of what just happened, is the allegation that he tried to rape, or at least sexually assault, a French journalist, Tristane Banon, in 2002, and then covered it up.
Strauss-Kahn and his American-born French journalist wife Anne Sinclair.