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Strauss-Kahn affair rocks French politics and IMF

The French were stunned last weekend when news spread of Dominique Strauss-Kahn's arrest in New York on charges of sexual assault and attempted rape. RFI looks at the political hurricane which has hit France and one of the world's leading financial bodies.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves his apartment in Paris
12/06/2015 - FRANCE

Strauss-Kahn acquitted in French pimping case

Former IMF director and French presidential hopeful Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been acquitted of charges of aggravated pimping in a much-publicised trial in Lille, northern France.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn
12/06/2015 - FRANCE

Strauss-Kahn likely to be acquitted in French pimping case

A French court was to rule Friday on whether ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is guilty of pimping charge after a trial which exposed lurid details of champagne-fuelled orgies and prostitution, ...
Dominique Strauss-Kahn arrives at the court in Lille
17/02/2015 - France

Prosecutor calls for unconditional discharge for Strauss-Kahn in French pimping case

French public prosecutors have called for an unconditional discharge for former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn in the case of pimping brought against him in Lille, northern France.
Police tackle the femen activists as Strauss-Kahn arrives at the court
11/02/2015 - France

Femen members charged with sexual exhibition for Strauss-Kahn topless protest

The three topless feminist protesters are to face trial for “sexual exhibition” after throwing themselves at former IMF chief Domininque Strauss-Kahn’s car as he arrived for his ...
Dominique Strauss-Kahn faces the cameras outside the court in Lille
17/02/2015 - France

Ex-prostitutes drop civil cases against Strauss-Kahn ahead of prosecution’s summing-up

Two ex-prostitutes yesterday dropped a civil suit against Dominique Strauss-Kahn who is standing trial for pimping in France, their lawyer said.
A Femen protester is dragged off after throwing herself at Stauss-Kahn's car when he arrived at the trial in Lille
10/02/2015 - France

Strauss-Kahn denies knowing women were prostitutes at French pimping trial

Former IMF director and French presidential hopeful Dominique Strauss-Kahn denied knowing that women he had sex with at orgies in Paris, Lille and Washington DC were prostitutes and accused the ...
Don't say "DSK" - Strauss-Kahn is taking legal action over use of his initials in a dubious enterprise
30/04/2014 - France - Belgium

Strauss-Kahn to sue pimp over 'DSK' brothel

Disgraced IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn is embroiled in a new sex-related legal case.
Journalist Anne Sinclair speaks for first time in depth about ex-husband's sex life.
22/04/2014 - France

DSK’s ex-wife Anne Sinclair says she didn’t know about husband’s affairs

The ex-wife of former International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn whose career was beset by a series of sexual scandals, says she was unaware of his infamous extramarital affairs in her ...
Dominique Strauss-Kahn
07/08/2013 - France

Lurid claims in Strauss-Kahn pimping case revealed

A French newspaper has revealed details from a court report alleging sex parties attended by Dominique Strauss-Kahn were “carnage with a heap of mattresses on the floor.”

Dominique Strauss-Kahn last month
26/07/2013 - France

Strauss-Kahn to face trial for pimping in France

Dominique Strauss-Kahn is to stand trial for pimping in the latest twist in the sexual saga that put an end to his career at the International Monetary Fund and dashed his hopes of becoming president ...
Strauss-Kahn at the French Open, June 2013
11/06/2013 - France

Pimping charges against Strauss-Kahn to be dropped

French prosecutors on Tuesday recommended the dismissal of pimping charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, in what could be the end of two years of legal battles and scandal for the former boss of ...
27/02/2013 - France

Court fines Strauss-Kahn former mistress and publisher for kiss-and-tell book

A French court has ordered a disclaimer to be inserted in every copy of a book by a former mistress of Dominique Strauss-Kahn but rejected his bid to stop it going on sale Wednesday.
19/12/2012 - France

Strauss-Kahn pimping probe to continue

A court in northern France has refused to scrap an inquiry into pimping allegations against former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
30/11/2012 - France - United States

Strauss-Kahn settles with Diallo for six million dollars, report

Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has agreed to pay New York hotel chambermaid Nafissatou Diallo six million dollars (4.64 million euros) in an out-of-court settlement of the attempted rape case ...
28/11/2012 - France

French court puts off decision on Strauss-Kahn pimping trial

A French court is to rule on Wednesday on whether former International Monetary Fund (IMF) boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn will face trial on pimping charges.

19/07/2012 - France

Will Dominique Strauss-Kahn try France's new DSK aphrodisiac drink?

The makers of a new soft drink have high hopes for their product, they say its an aphrodisiac and its called DSK, the initials often used in France to abbreviate disgraced former IMF boss Dominique ...
Nafissatou Diallo with her lawyer Kenneth Thompson
12/06/2012 - France - US

New York prosecutor objects to Diallo lawyers' demand for Strauss-Kahn files

The New York district attorney’s office and the city police force are opposing a demand by lawyers acting for hotel housemaid Nafissatou Diallo for files relating to the criminal case of ...
21/05/2012 - France

French prosecutors open investigation into Strauss-Kahn gang rape allegations

French prosecutors have opened a preliminary investigation into accusations that disgraced ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn took part in a gang rape in the United States.


13/05/2012 - France

Sex worker denies Strauss-Kahn took part in gang rape

Almost a year to the day that former IMF chief and French presidential hopeful Dominique Strauss-Kahn allegedly sexually assaulted a chamber maid in a New York hotel, a Belgian sex-worker has refuted ...
28/03/2012 - France - United States

Strauss-Kahn called women 'equipment', leaked police transcript reveals

Former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn called women “equipment” when organising sex sessions between his friends and prostitutes, according to an alleged French police transcript.
27/03/2012 - France

Strauss-Kahn charged in Lille prostitution vice ring

French prosecutors charged the former International Monetary Fund chief, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, with involvement in an organised prostitution ring on Monday, a charge which could carry a 20 year ...
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