DOMINIQUE Strauss-Kahn would have turned the Elysee Palace into a "swingers' club" if he had become president, according to an Argentine lawyer who had an affair with the former IMF chief after he faced rape charges.
In explosive extracts from her book 'Beauty and Beast', Marcela Iacub describes the 64-year-old one-time Socialist presidential hopeful (above) as "half man, half pig".
She blames his estranged wife, Anne Sinclair, the former television presenter and heiress to an art fortune, for treating him like a "poodle" and forcing him to run for president instead of giving his wild side free rein.
"You would have transformed the Elysee into a giant swingers' club," writes the 48-year-old legal expert in passages published in 'Le Nouvel Observateur', a weekly magazine. "You would have used your assistants, henchmen, advisers and staff as touts, orgy organisers, experts in the art of satisfying your darkest urges."
But she saves her fiercest prose for Ms Sinclair (64) who she claims dreamt of being first lady and thought she and her husband "belonged to the caste of the masters of the world".
The claims drew a furious response from her ex-lover and his estranged wife. Mr Strauss-Kahn said he felt "doubly disgusted" with the account, which was "inaccurate", and the "behaviour of a woman who seduces to write a book, claiming to have amorous feelings to exploit them financially".
Ms Sinclair said Ms Iacub had delivered a "slanderous and crazy interpretation of my thoughts".
Mr Strauss-Kahn still faces up to 20 years in prison over his alleged role in a sprawling group sex vice racket. (©Daily Telegraph, London)