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Strauss-Kahn to sue for defamation over Abel Ferrara movie ‘Welcome to New York’

Dominique Strauss-Kahn is to file suit for defamation over a US movie inspired by the sex scandal that brought down the former IMF chief, his lawyer said Monday. "Welcome to New York" by Abel Ferrara stars Gerard Depardieu as a man called Georges Devereaux……

American director Abel Ferrara rejects anti-Semitism charge in DSK-inspired film

US film director Abel Ferrara, whose film inspired by the sordid sex scandal that brought down IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn premiered in Cannes, refuted allegations of anti-Semitism on Sunday. The movie stars Gerard Depardieu as a man called Georges……

Ex-IMF head Strauss-Kahn denounces treatment in U.S. rape case

Disgraced ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn said the legal principle of being innocent until proven guilty was violated in the sex scandal that brought him down. Strauss-Kahn told CNN he was still angry with the US justice system over his treatment in 2011 when he was paraded before TV cameras in…

Strauss-Kahn lawyer demands US suit dismissal

Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s lawyer asked a US judge Wednesday to dismiss a civil suit brought by a New York hotel maid, saying the disgraced French politician had diplomatic immunity when he allegedly assaulted her. The suit “must be dismissed,” Amit Mehta said in New York state court at the start of…

France’s Strauss-Kahn charged in vice ring

LILLE, France — Disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was charged Monday with involvement in an organised vice ring that procured prostitutes for top-class clients, lawyers said. Prosecutors said the 62-year-old former Socialist finance minister and one-time presidential favourite had been released on 100,000 euros ($135,000) bail following the charges.…

U.S. judge on Strauss-Kahn case: just another trial

NEW YORK — For some, the New York civil case in which a hotel maid is suing ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn alleging sexual assault will be a blockbuster trial with global repercussions. But for veteran Judge Douglas McKeon, who will preside, it’s just a typical civil trial. The lawsuit by…

Gerard Depardieu to play ‘smug’ Strauss-Kahn

French actor Gerard Depardieu said on Thursday he would play the “arrogant, smug” former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn in a film about his fall from grace in a series of sex scandals. “I will do it, because I don’t like him,” said Depardieu, best known for his larger-than-life swashbuckling roles…

Protests as Strauss-Kahn speaks at Cambridge University

Scuffles broke out Friday at Cambridge University as about 200 protesters demonstrated against a speech by Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former IMF chief accused of sexual assault. Angry students shouted “DSK, go away” and “shame on you” outside the debating society building where he made an address on the global economy,…

Strauss-Kahn ‘to be quizzed on prostitution ring’

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is to be quizzed as a suspect about involvement in an alleged illegal prostitution ring, a source familiar with the case said Saturday. He has been summoned for questioning on Tuesday in connection with a police probe into the organisation of sex parties in restaurants…

France’s ruling party denies role in Strauss-Kahn downfall

PARIS (Reuters) – French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s ruling UMP party on Saturday dismissed allegations of a political plot to bring down disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, following an investigative report by a U.S. journalist. The article by Edward Jay Epstein, published in the New York Review of Books, raised…

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