I didn't know about orgies – DSK ex-wife
Published 23/04/2014 | 02:30
ANNE Sinclair, the former wife of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has insisted she "didn't know" the disgraced International Monetary Fund chief regularly took part in extramarital sex parties at home and abroad.
In her first "tell all" interview on the "nightmare" she endured after her 64-year-old ex-husband was arrested on rape charges in New York in 2011, Ms Sinclair (65) said that "I know it sounds idiotic, but believe it or not, I didn't know" about the libertarian orgies he attended in France and the US, and his numerous affairs.
The editor of the Huffington Post France also insisted she "never believed" accusations, later dropped, that DSK, as he is known, had raped a 33-year-old hotel chambermaid. In 2012, a civil lawsuit was settled out of court for an undisclosed sum – rumoured to be up to $6m (€4.35m).
"When I married Dominique, I knew he was a charmer, that he was a seducer. That I knew," Ms Sinclair said of the Socialist one-time French presidential favourite.
Mr Strauss-Kahn faces aggravated pimping charges in a forthcoming trial on his alleged role in organising parties with prostitutes in France and the US – sessions judges have described as "carnage on mattresses". (© Daily Telegraph, London)