Dominique Strauss Kahn

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Topless Protesters Swarm DSK Trial

He takes the stand today in French prostitution trial

(Newser) - Topless protesters swarmed outside the French courthouse where Dominique Strauss-Kahn was to testify today in a trial involving orgies and an alleged prostitution ring . Police tackled the protesters from the provocative group Femen as they shouted and climbed onto what appeared to be the arriving car of the former head... More »

France Aflutter as DSK's 'Aggravated Pimping' Trial Opens

French former finance honcho accused in orgies with prostitutes

(Newser) - France isn't usually too concerned about the intimate details of its leaders' lives, but for Dominque Strauss-Kahn , the public is making an exception, the Financial Times reports. Ever since he was accused of sexually assaulting a maid in New York in 2011—charges were eventually dropped—the former head... More »

Strauss-Kahn to Be Tried as a Pimp

Despite prosecutors' objections

(Newser) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn will have to defend himself in a French court on charges of aggravated pimping despite recommendations by prosecutors that the charges be dropped. Judges investigating the case in the northern city of Lille decided today to go ahead with charges of aggravated pimping in a group against 14... More »

France Won't Drop Pimping Charges Vs. DSK

Dominique Strauss-Kahn still faces prostitution-related charges

(Newser) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn may have settled his civil suit with a New York hotel maid and seen the gang rape charges against him dropped , but his troubles are not yet over: He still faces aggravated pimping charges in his native France. Judges today declined to drop the charges against the former... More »

Strauss-Kahn Settles Civil Suit

Figure rumored to be several million dollars

(Newser) - The saga of Dominique Strauss Kahn's alleged rape of housekeeper Nafissatou Diallo came to a close today, at least as far as the law is concerned, with Strauss Kahn settling a suit from Diallo for an undisclosed sum. Diallo arrived at a Bronx courthouse today wearing a leopard-print scarf,... More »

Maid Settling Strauss-Kahn Suit, Likely for Millions

Move also ends New York Post spat

(Newser) - The hotel maid who sued Dominique Strauss-Kahn for alleged sexual assault is due to sign off on a multimillion-dollar settlement today, the New York Daily News reports. A Bronx court has called for an interpreter for Nafissatou Diallo, pointing to an end to the case. An earlier report, denied by... More »

Strauss-Kahn, Hotel Maid Saga Coming to End

Legal wrangling could finally be over as news of settlement emerges

(Newser) - The criminal charges were dropped last year; now, Dominique Strauss-Kahn and hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo are settling her lawsuit over claims he tried to rape her, a source tells the AP . The settlement, whose terms are likely to be kept secret, is poised to mark the end of a long... More »

Strauss-Kahn Admits to Sex Parties: 'I Was Naive'

(Newser) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn admits he was a libertine who indulged in pricey, Eyes Wide Shut-style sex parties around the world. Oddly enough, that's also his legal defense against charges linking him to a prostitution ring , the New York Times reports. "I long thought that I could lead my life... More »

France Drops DSK Gang Rape Case

Woman central to case won't press charges

(Newser) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn is off the hook in a gang rape investigation after a French prosecutor dropped the matter. The investigation was canceled after a Belgian woman withdrew testimony fueling the case. She now tells the prosecutor she was consenting and that she won't press charges, CNN reports. "Given... More »

Strauss-Kahn, Wife Split

Anne Sinclair gives scandal-hit DSK le boot, gossip mag says

(Newser) - Anne Sinclair has finally ditched scandal-ridden husband Dominique Strauss-Kahn, according to French gossip magazine Closer . She threw the former IMF chief—who has been linked to a prostitution ring and accused of taking part in a gang rape —out of their Paris home a month ago and the two... More »

Strauss-Kahn Lawsuit: He Hates Women

Nafissatou Diallo argues rape part of a pattern of misogyny

(Newser) - Nafissatou Diallo has added a new wrinkle to her lawsuit against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, arguing that he hates women and that his alleged rape of her hence amounted to gender violence, the Guardian reports. "Strauss-Kahn's conduct towards women generally is, and more specifically his sexual assault of Ms. Diallo... More »

DSK Now Target of Gang-Rape Investigation

Centers on alleged 2010 incident in Washington, DC

(Newser) - More hot water for Dominique Strauss-Kahn, and once again it's US-flavored: A French prosecutor today opened a preliminary investigation into an alleged gang rape in Washington, DC, CNN reports. In the course of France's probe into Strauss-Kahn's alleged participation in a prostitution ring, the gang-rape allegations surfaced;... More »

DSK Sues Hotel Maid for $1M

Dominique Strauss-Kahn implies that she kept him from the French presidency

(Newser) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn apparently thinks Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid who claimed he sexually assaulted her, cost him the French presidency. He filed a $1 million countersuit yesterday, the anniversary of his arrest , accusing Diallo of “knowingly and intentionally making a false report to law-enforcement authorities," thus costing him... More »

New Allegation: DSK Gang-Raped a Prostitute

Investigators looking into it, but woman hasn't lodged formal complaint

(Newser) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn may have another sexual assault scandal on his hands—or some part of him, anyway. French investigators are looking into allegations that he and three of his friends gang-raped a Belgian prostitute while on a trip to Washington in December 2010, Reuters reports. The allegations spring from a... More »

Judge Denies Strauss-Kahn Diplomatic Immunity

He'd already left the IMF when Nafissatou Diallo filed her suit

(Newser) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn can't get out of a civil suit from the housekeeper who accused him of sexually assaulting her by claiming diplomatic immunity, a judge ruled today, calling Strauss-Kahn's attempt to do so "his own version of a Hail Mary pass." Strauss-Kahn had already resigned his... More »

DSK Charged in French Hooker Ring

Strauss-Kahn says he didn't know women at sex parties were prostitutes

(Newser) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been charged in yet another sex scandal, and this time it's his native France doing the charging. The onetime IMF chief was interviewed by magistrates today and subsequently charged over his alleged links to a prostitution ring , reports the BBC . Strauss-Kahn admits attending numerous sex parties,... More »

DSK Held in French Hooker Inquiry

Cops question whether Strauss-Kahn knew women at sex parties were prostitutes

(Newser) - Anne Sinclair's patience might appear to be limitless, but Dominique Strauss-Kahn is again testing it to the max: The former IMF chief, who still faces civil action from the New York City maid who accused him of sex assault, is cooling his heels at a French police station this... More »

NYC Hotel Housekeepers Will Get Panic Buttons

They'll be able to summon help in a hurry while in a guest's room

(Newser) - The Dominique Strauss-Kahn saga may have resulted in dropped charges , but hotel staff in New York City will soon get little reminders of the case in the form of personal panic buttons, reports the New York Times . As part of a proposed new contract, the city's major hotels will... More »

Gerard Depardieu to Play Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Director Abel Ferrara plans to probe 'rich, powerful' in film

(Newser) - French actor Gerard Depardieu has been tapped to play Dominique Strauss-Kahn in an upcoming film about the sex scandal that cost the former head of the IMF his job and a shot at the French presidency. Isabelle Adjani will play his wife, Anne Sinclair, US film director Abel Ferrara revealed... More »

French HuffPo's New Editor: DSK Wife

Anne Sinclair will run new site

(Newser) - Well, this is one way to stir up attention for your new website: Hire Dominique Strauss-Kahn's wife as its editor. It seems Anne Sinclair will head up the Huffington Post's new French edition, the New York Times reports, as she is listed as editorial director on an invitation... More »

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