New York: Former IMF chief Dominique
Strauss-Kahn, who was freed from house arrest recently, slept
with three women in the course of a few hours over the weekend
of the alleged assault on a maid at a Manhattan hotel, a media
report has claimed.
Strauss-Kahn, 62, has been accused of forcing a
Guinean maid, 32, to perform oral sex. He was taken into
custody a few minutes before his Air France flight departed
for Paris in May.
Le Point magazine reported that the former chief of
the International Monetary Fund told his wife Ann Sinclair
that he slept with three women as a last romp before the
presidential election in France.
"It wasn't just one for the road before the
presidential campaign," a friend of Ann Sinclair said. "It was
Strauss-Kahn's wife, who is with him in New York,
continues to defend her husband. "Dominique has never been
violent with anyone," she told friends, as quoted by The
Sunday Times. "Even the children, he never smacked them. He's
a seducer, not a rapist."
Sinclair, 64, told friends that her husband had warned
her of his "skirt chasing" ways ahead of marriage. "Don't
marry me. I'm an incorrigible skirt chaser."
After he had cheated on her, he would tell her, "I
The New York Post had previously reported that
Strauss-Kahn had tried to hit on a hotel receptionist but was
Hours before the alleged assault, a woman from the
banking world was reportedly seen entering the Sofitel Hotel
with him and then going up to his floor.
The court date for the next hearing of the sexual
assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn was postponed from
July 18 till August 1.
The case against Strauss-Kahn has been weakened
considerably after it emerged that maid has been lying to
Strauss-Kahn's lawyers have asked for dismissal of the
charges against him. They say that the sexual encounter
between their client and the maid was consensual.
But legal experts say that the maid's lies doe not
automatically lead to a dismissal. Kenneth, Thompson, the
maid's lawyer, has also asked prosecutors not to drop the case
Strauss-Kahn currently lives in a posh pad in New York
that costs USD 50,000 a month.
First Published: Monday, July 18, 2011, 00:04