Dsk May 16, from the Perp Walk to Rikers Island by François Dufour
Now he faces far more serious allegations. According to New York police the maid - a year-old widow from the West African nation of Guinea, the type of developing country the IMF was set up to help - alleges that Strauss-Kahn emerged from his shower and tried to force himself on her. The economist, who was popular at the IMF and universally understood to be on the verge of launching his candidacy for French president, quit his position on Wednesday and vowed to prove his innocence.
History is littered with the ghosts of powerful people who abused their power. No matter what the outcome of the case, his career and ambitions seem ruined. Friends and colleagues are in a state of shock: polls released in France on Wednesday showed 57 percent of respondents thought the Socialist politician was definitely or probably the victim of a plot. One IMF employee, who spoke anonymously because all Fund employees have been instructed not to speak to the media, said that while Strauss-Kahn was known to be a womanizer, nobody at the Fund ever dreamed he would try to coerce sex.
Such surprise, though, stands at odds with the feelings of Piroska Nagy, the then IMF staffer Strauss-Kahn had an affair with in late and early Nagy clearly felt some level of coercion. But it is, in my view, incontestable that Mr. Strauss-Kahn made use of his position to obtain access to me. He is a socialist who makes no secret of his vast wealth and lavish lifestyle.
His path to the top of French society started in Monaco, where his family moved when he was A dream childhood in Agadir, Morocco had ended abruptly a year earlier, in a massive earthquake flattened much of the ancient Arab city, killing many of his classmates. At age 14, Dominique was allowed to head off on a moped tour of the island of Corsica with a friend, though his mother Jacqueline had to fly over to pick him up when he rang home broke and hungry. He progressed effortlessly through school at the Lycee Albert 1er, where Helene Dumas caught his eye.
He married Dumas at The union, the first of three, lasted for 20 years or so, during which time Strauss-Kahn turned himself into an economist guru through a number of academic positions before moving into politics with the Socialist party. Strauss-Kahn skipped the student protests of May to prepare his entrance exam. Throughout the s, Strauss-Kahn mixed left-wing politics and economics research, picking up law and advanced economics degrees along the way. A research work on savings and inequality won him international attention but also the attention of Socialist Party grandees, and he rapidly rose through the ranks as the economic brains of the party.
Strauss-Kahn took up his first government post as industry minister in , the same year he married his third and current wife Anne Sinclair, a star TV journalist whose political interviews and mohair sweaters fascinated millions of television viewers every weekend for much of the 80s and 90s. Back then, he was the husband and she the star. She was born in New York, where her father fled the war-time Nazi persecution of Jews. His resignation in removed him from the limelight, but only temporarily. Strauss-Kahn has been at or near the center of politics and policy in Europe ever since.
At the IMF, DSK was seen as effective and flexible, an improvement on the previous two heads who were widely perceived to have been less knowledgeable about policy and less skillful politically.
He could have made a huge contribution to the world if he had become president, which seems unlikely unless he is cleared by Friday. Strauss-Kahn sometimes seemed to revel in pushing boundaries. At Davos in , Strauss-Kahn laid out the case for a Keynesian fiscal stimulus to avoid a meltdown.
Once his economic analysis is in place, he speaks his mind. The attempted rape charges change everything - although jarringly, the scenario is not a million miles from an imaginary one Strauss-Kahn shared with a journalist from the left-leaning Liberation newspaper on April Deliveries to destinations outside Australia are made by DHL courier, and cannot be made to post office boxes. Charges for international delivery destinations are available below.
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