Max Read · 07/26/13 09:40AM

Why Are the DSK Maid Rape Security Guards Dancing in This Video?

Maureen O'Connor · 12/08/11 04:18PM

Now that Dominique Strauss-Kahn is back in France and safe from criminal prosecution for rape, his Sofitel maid encounter has entered its "Grassy Knoll" phase in the public imagination: Complicated conspiracy theories abound, even as most accept a much simpler explanation of events. (DSK either forced himself on Nafissatou Diallo or willfully misunderstood a frozen stare of horror as an "unabashed" come-on, is the general consensus, right?)

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Returns to France

Max Read · 09/04/11 09:05AM

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn arrived in Paris "smiling and waving" on Sunday morning, returning home for the first time since he was accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid. In France, he faces charges of attempted rape. [NYDN]

Tabloid Lady: I Hate Everybody

Hamilton Nolan · 08/24/11 08:24AM

The unsatisfying resolution of the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case raises tough questions of race, sex, power, and law. Indeed, this one murky encounter and its muddled aftermath could be used as a prism through which to dissect the very nature of morals in our sometimes unsettling globalized world. Or, you could just say: fuck everybody involved.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn's Hotel Room Was a Semen Stain-A-Palooza

Seth Abramovitch · 08/22/11 10:16PM

The legal filing on Monday to dismiss charges of sexual assault against Dominique Strauss-Kahn contained within it one crusty footnote, illuminated by the blacklight-wielding investigators of The Smoking Gun: The $3,000-a-night Sofitel suite where the former IMF head stayed last May, and where his accuser said the alleged crime had occurred, contained within it remnants of ejaculate from anywhere from four to seven other men.

Air France Ordered All-Male Crew for Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Adrian Chen · 08/04/11 11:27AM

Regardless of whether he's guilty of allegedly raping a hotel maid, Dominique Strauss-Kahn should probably be kept away from all women, forever. His conduct was so ridiculous that Air France reportedly ordered an all-male flight crew to wait on DSK.

DSK Maid Goes Public

Adrian Chen · 07/25/11 10:23AM

The hotel maid accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape, Nafissatou Diallo, has spoken out in Newsweek and on ABC News. If you spent the last few weeks being called a hooker and a liar, you'd probably want to give your side of the story, too.

Who's Calling Dominique Strauss-Kahn's Parisian Pad a 'Sex Den'?

Lauri Apple · 07/24/11 05:37PM

French politician Aurelie Filippetti reportedly told police that she never visited supposed sex-binger Dominique Strauss-Kahn at his Parisian apartment because people warned her that the ex-IMF chief maybe attacked women there. Did she actually call DSK's place a "sex den," though?