Dominique Strauss Kahn

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DSK Story May Be Heading to Big Screen

Script deals with DSK, Berlusconi, Clinton, say sources

(Newser) - The sordid tale of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, as well as the sexual hijinks of Bill Clinton and Silvio Berlusconi, may soon be playing at a movie theater near you. Gerard Depardieu and Isabelle Adjani are being eyed as stars in a possible project involving Bad Lieutenant director Abel Ferrara and writer...

France's Woman of Year: DSK Wife

Poll finds Anne Sinclair more popular than husband's successor at IMF

(Newser) - Standing by her man has made Anne Sinclair a very popular woman in France. Dominique Strauss-Kahn's wife has been named as woman of the year by a French women's magazine after topping an opinion poll, the New York Post reports. With 25%, Sinclair came out ahead of Christine...

DSK Hotel Footage Leaked
 DSK Hotel Footage Leaked 

DSK Hotel Footage Leaked

Both sides claim security footage backs up their version of events

(Newser) - Security camera footage from the hotel where a maid accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her has been leaked to a French TV station—and both sides say it backs up their accounts. In the Sofitel Hotel footage, the former IMF chief can be seen calmly paying his bill and...

DSK: Maid Gave Me a Look That Said 'Quickie'

It was 'consensual, but stupid,' Strauss-Kahn says in new biography

(Newser) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn said when he stepped naked from the shower to see the Manhattan hotel maid who later accused him of rape, their eyes met and he read an invitation to "precipitous but consensual" sex, says a new biography out today. But he still considers the encounter "stupid"...

Clues Are Adding Up: Was DSK Framed?

Details of Dominique Strauss-Kahn's visit to Sofitel suggest conspiracy

(Newser) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn: a vile rapist, or the victim of a brilliantly executed political plot? An article in The New York Review of Books combs through room key records, a hotel video, and details of a lost Blackberry during the fateful day—May 14, 2011—when DSK had a sexual encounter...

Strauss-Kahn's Wife May Finally Leave Him

Anne Sinclair is fed up, friends say

(Newser) - Anne Sinclair stuck by Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s side throughout sex scandals in the US and France , but she might finally be at the end of her rope. The former IMF head was last month linked to a French prostitution network , and now his wife is considering divorce, the Telegraph reports,...

Cop Accused of Organizing Orgies for DSK

Officer allegedly brought hookers to Paris, NYC for Strauss-Kahn

(Newser) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn's name has appeared in another sex scandal, reports the Daily Mail . This time, a French investigation into a prostitution racket has turned up a high-ranking police officer who had hoped to lead Strauss-Kahn's protection unit, had DSK been elected French president. That police official allegedly organized...

DSK Admits Sex Aggression, France Drops Case

It's apparently too late to prosecute Tristane Banon's claim

(Newser) - The Paris prosecutor's office has dropped an investigation into a French writer's claim that Dominique Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her for lack of sufficient proof. The prosecutor's office said today that Strauss-Kahn admitted to sexual aggression against writer Tristane Banon but that it is too late to...

DSK Meets With French Accuser

Investigators question Strauss-Kahn and Tristane Banon

(Newser) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn came face-to-face with his other accuser today, as he and Tristane Banon —the French woman who says DSK attempted to rape her—met with investigators. The two were questioned jointly, a practice sometimes used in France as officials determine whether to pursue a case. The meeting was...

DSK Claims Diplomatic Immunity In NYC Case

Lawyers for ex-IMF boss seek to have civil case tossed

(Newser) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn's lawyers have asked a judge to dismiss a civil case brought against him by a hotel maid who claims the former IMF chief sexually assaulted her. The Frenchman's lawyers argue that at the time the suit was filed he was still covered by diplomatic immunity under...

DSK Admits 'Moral Failing,' Denies Rape

Tonight's French TV appearance could draw record audience

(Newser) - Making his first public appearance since his arrest on rape charges in New York four months ago, Dominique Strauss-Kahn admitted today to a moral failing: "What happened was more than an inappropriate relation. It was an error," the former IMF chief said on French television. "I regret...

Police Question Dominique Strauss-Kahn Over Alleged Attempted Rape of Tristane Banon

 Cops Question 
 DSK Over 2nd 
 Alleged Assault 
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Cops Question DSK Over 2nd Alleged Assault

Strauss-Kahn still faces accusation from Tristane Banon

(Newser) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn may have escaped sexual assault charges in the United States, but his troubles aren’t yet past: French police interviewed him this morning over allegations that he attempted to rape novelist and journalist Tristane Banon in 2003. The prosecutor’s office will decide by next month whether to...

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Returns Home to Paris
 DSK Back in Paris 

DSK Back in Paris

Smiling Dominique Strauss-Kahn returns home to rehab image

(Newser) - Nearly four months later, a beaming Dominque Strauss-Kahn finally got to take that JFK-to-Paris flight today, returning home with wife Anne Sinclair to the couple's Paris mansion. Scattered applauding supporters and a phalanx of reporters greeted the couple, reports the New York Daily News . "Finally, they are freed...

Michel Rocard: Dominique Strauss-Kahn Is Mentally Ill
 Former PM: DSK 'Mentally Ill' 

Former PM: DSK 'Mentally Ill'

Michel Rocard writes off fellow Socialist's political career

(Newser) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been handed back his passport , bid farewell to the IMF , and, according to Socialist Party leader Martine Aubrey, will soon be returning to France—where controversy awaits. Michel Rocard, France's prime minister from 1988 to 1991, has told a French TV station that DSK's repeated...

Strauss-Kahn Cheered on Return to IMF

Former IMF chief pays staffers farewell visit

(Newser) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn received a warm welcome during his farewell visit to International Monetary Fund headquarters in Washington, DC, yesterday. Hundreds of staffers packed into an auditorium to hear the former IMF chief speak, Reuters reports. "He is very much appreciated in the institution," Brazil's representative on the...

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Gets His Passport Back
 DSK Gets His Passport Back 

DSK Gets His Passport Back

But his next move isn't certain

(Newser) - France may not want him to use it to return home and mount a run for the presidency, but Dominique Strauss-Kahn has his passport back as of today, reports the New York Post . "I can confirm that the New York Police Department and the Office of the District Attorney...

French Don't Want DSK to Run: Poll

53% say they don't want Strauss-Kahn to seek presidency

(Newser) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn may have beat rape charges in New York , but the French electorate does not look very forgiving—just 23% of people in France want DSK to even attempt to squeeze his way into the Socialist primary, according to a new poll. With the Socialist nomination process already underway,...

Watch the Quake Interrupt This Commercial

Earthquake stops ad taping, Dominique Strauss-Kahn hearing

(Newser) - As you may have heard, the East Coast was rocked by a 5.9-magnitude earthquake today, generating much consternation, some property damage, and a lot of shaky videos. We've put some of the best of those videos below, starting with an ad taping for a Virginia auto shop that...

How About an Apology for Strauss-Kahn?

After all, prosecutors ruined his life, Henry Blodget argues

(Newser) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn is a free man, and that leaves Henry Blodget of Business Insider with one question: “Are prosecutors going to apologize … for destroying his life?” Kahn was thrown in jail for months, including a stint in solitary, and the accusations basically destroyed his shot at being president...

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Charges Dropped
 Strauss-Kahn Charges Dropped 

Strauss-Kahn Charges Dropped

Prosecutors say they don't believe accuser beyond reasonable doubt

(Newser) - A New York judge dropped all charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn today, officially closing the criminal case, CNBC reports. The dismissal came at the District Attorney’s office’s request, after prosecutors said they had lost faith in alleged victim Nafissatou Diallo, whose testimony had changed repeatedly. “If we do...

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