Dominique Strauss Kahn sexual assault

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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... More »

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... More »

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"... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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