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Dominque Straus Kahn

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The arrest of Dominque Straus Kahn:

Here was a very high-powered guy who got swept up in the most sordid of affairs.

Dominique Strauss Kahn, or DSK, is a French economist, politician, member of the French Socialist party and was seen as having the potential of being elected President of France. He was the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, which works to foster global monetary cooperation, starting in 2007.

It all fell apart in May 2011 following charges that he sexually assaulted a hotel employee in New York City.

Dominque Straus Kahn acuser

Kahn was indicted and ordered to remain under guard while confined to a New York City apartment.

He denied it…

Dominque Straus Kahn on the cover of newsweek

…and a war of words began.

DSK was eventually cleared of criminal charges after prosecutors dropped them because they doubted the maid's credibility and called the physical evidence" inconclusive".

But the 32-year-old maid, Nafissatou Diallo, filed a civil suit and Strauss Kahn settled for an undisclosed amount. He borrowed millions from his ex-wife to pay the maid.

Other charges came in the aftermath of the New York case and in the end he was forced to step down as the head of the international monetary fund and his political career ended.

Bye -Bye to the hoped-for election to the French Presidency

Dominque Straus Kahn with his wife

Oh yeah, his wife Anne Sinclair divorced him too!

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