Over the weekend, International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn was nabbed by police and accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid. Even as that case is being sorted out, new allegations of sexual assault are emerging against the high-powered French bureaucrat:
By this time next year, Dominique Strauss-Kahn might well have been president of France. The 62-year-old was by far the most popular choice to be the Socialist presidential candidate, and he was the only contender seen as capable of unseating Nicolas Sarkozy.
But now his plan to run for the Elysée Palace appears to be in ruins, even without resolution of the New York case, after further allegations against him were broadcast on French television on Sunday night.
A local official of the Socialist party claimed that Strauss-Kahn had attacked her daughter, who is goddaughter to Strauss-Kahn's second wife, in 2002.
Read the rest at the Guardian.