REPORT: DSK’s Wife “Loses Patience” After Prostitution Accusations Emerge
2:30 pm, November 14th | by Amy Tennery
Now that even more accusations have been voiced against former IMF Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, it’s not a huge shocker that his wife, journalist Anne Sinclair is getting a tad irritated with her husband.
Earlier this month, word emerged that Strauss-Kahn had allegedly brought call girls to IMF headquarters in D.C. and, horrifyingly, may have (had?) ties to an underage prostitution ring. Police are in the process of investigating his possible connection to the network — allegations that would send any spouse running.
When these new accusations cropped up 10 or so days ago, Sinclair still seemed unlikely to depart. If anyone had seen it all before — and put up with his indiscretions in the past — it’s Sinclair, she of bullet-proof skin, apparently.
When the initial rape allegations were made against DSK this past spring, the incident created a tidal wave of speculation about how it all would turn “misogynistic reflexes” (as the Guardian described them) in France on their head. The prevailing thought was that Strauss-Kahn embodied the purported hedonism and sexism rampant in France — and that his downfall was a kind of precursor to a rapid dismantling of untenable gender relations there. His scandal had bought to light “the culture that allows French men to see female colleagues as fair game,” one Guardian columnist explained.
And yet shockingly little seemed to change within his own marriage. Even before the rape case against him was dropped, Strauss-Kahn and his wife were spotted vacationing in the Berkshires this summer, seemingly unconcerned with the glare of the public eye. The pair has seemingly carried on like a normal (albeit wildly wealthy) married couple.
So what happened now? A 180? At least according to one report from French paper Le Figaro (as related by the Daily Mail). The report, which is based on allegedly anonymous “friends” (so take that for what it’s worth), claims that Sinclair has had enough. According to this version of events, she’s demanded that Strauss-Kahn pay her for the hundreds of thousands that she shelled out for his defense. And, although it doesn’t specifically name divorce, it does claim that she’s reached the end of her rope.
Is this to be believed? After a couple decades with him, we’d be surprised if she weren’t tiring of the “misogynistic reflexes” at this point.