Dominique Strauss-Kahn

  • 20 Mar 2014 at 2:56 PM

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Has A Dream

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund who last year became chairman of a Paris-traded bank, is planning to raise $2 billion for a hedge fund he’s setting up…The move is part of efforts Strauss-Kahn, or DSK as he’s known in France, has been making to rebuild his post-IMF life after he was charged in 2011 with criminal sex, attempted rape, sexual abuse, unlawful imprisonment and forcible touching of a chambermaid at the Sofitel hotel in Manhattan. Strauss-Kahn, 64, denied the charges, which were later dropped, and he settled the maid’s lawsuit in 2012. Strauss-Kahn joined LSK & Partners last year as chairman to help develop the Luxembourg-based company’s franchises. The hedge fund he’s setting up, called DSK Global Investment, will benefit from “academic research and practical knowledge, both stemming from Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s experience as a public figure,” Mohamad Zeidan, LSK & Partners’ chief operating officer, said in a phone interview from Shanghai.[Bloomberg]

If not for that little run-in at the Sofitel New York, DSK would probably be president of France right now and wouldn’t be able to take advantage of all the opportunities being thrown at his feet, like working for the Russians and the Serbians and now a boutique investment bank in Luxembourg. Read more »

Disgraced politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn will be tried on “aggravated pimping” charges, officials said Friday – even though prosecutors recommended that the frisky Frenchman be let off. The lewd allegations cap a year-long investigation into wild sex parties attended by the 64-year-old ex-chief of the International Monetary Fund, who is being charged along with 13 other accused prostitute peddlers…Strauss-Kahn, who is no stranger to lurid accusations, said he didn’t know that the women who participated in the saucy soirees were prostitutes. “He neither aided nor assisted prostitution,” said Frederique Baulieu, one of Strauss-Kahn’s lawyers. “In very calm and serene fashion, we await a public debate that will show the absurdity of this decision.” Strauss-Kahn’s lawyers have acknowledged that the once-powerful pol attended “libertine” gatherings – but that he was in the dark about whether the women who showed up were being paid. [NYDN]

  • 15 Jul 2013 at 7:19 PM

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Landed Himself A New Job

Make that two jobs! Russian Regional Development Bank and “a consulting agency named Parness” have welcomed the libidinous former IMF chief with open arms. Read more »

Dominique Strauss-Kahn failed to persuade French judges to dismiss pimping charges against him Wednesday, meaning the embarrassing case involving orgies among the country’s elite will continue. The disgraced former chief of the International Monetary Fund is accused of participating in a hotel prostitution ring in the northern French city of Lille. The case against Strauss-Kahn, 63, hinges on whether he knew the women he was cavorting with were prostitutes. His lawyers have said Strauss-Kahn attended “libertine” gatherings but didn’t know that some women were not merely there for kicks. Two men associated with Strauss-Kahn and accused of organizing the orgies are already behind bars. In France, it is not against the law to pay for sex, but it is illegal to solicit or run a prostitution business. Strauss-Kahn’s lawyers pledged to appeal the decision and questioned the legal definition of “pimping.” [NYDN]

One down, one to go, not including others that may be on the horizon. Read more »

Do not fear citizens of the universe: there’s enough of him to go around. Read more »

  • 31 Aug 2012 at 12:17 PM

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Is Single And Ready To Mingle

Not that the bonds of matrimony ever stopped him before but now that he and his wife, Anne Sinclair, have officially separated, the randiest former IMF chief since Johannes Witteveen is really ready to party. Bellhops, concierges, towel boys, people who hand out AM New York by the subway, ladies who lunch, perfume spritzers at Saks, line cooks at Mas (only the ones who are on break– he has standards), MTA officials, cocktail waitresses at the Olive Garden in Times Square, the Brooklyn Cyclones, ushers at the New York Philharmonic, women at the TKTS window booth, Real Housewives of NYC, NJ, Atlanta, and Beverly Hills, the cast of Mamma Mia!, every Air France employee– you’ve been warned! [WSJ]