Sydney: An Argentine lawyer has expressed regret for having an affair with Dominique Strauss-Kahn, describing the shamed former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief as ‘half man, half pig’.
In explosive extracts from her book Beauty and Beast, Marcela Iacub said that Strauss-Kahn would have turned the Elysee Palace into a ‘swingers` club’ if he had become president of France.
The 48-year-old legal expert, in passages published in Le Nouvel Observateur, a weekly magazine, said that Strauss-Kahn ‘would have used his assistants, henchmen, advisers and staff as touts, orgy organisers, experts in the art of satisfying his darkest urges.’
According to the Age, she blamed his estranged wife, Anne Sinclair, for treating him like a "poodle" and forcing him to run for president instead of giving his wild side free rein.
She claimed Sinclair, 64, dreamt of being first lady and thought she and her husband "belonged to the caste of the masters of the world", once even telling her: "There is no harm in getting a blow job from a cleaning lady."
Iacub said she met Strauss-Kahn in Jan 2012 after coming out in his defence over the Nafissatou Diallo case, in which the New York hotel maid accused him of rape.
After Iacub wrote an essay defending Strauss-Kahn, he texted her, ‘you who like writing, tell me what you want to do with me later.’
There followed a seven-month affair in which Iacub said she fell totally in love with "the king of the pigs".