French presidency in crisis and a neurotic need for heroes means DSK won’t go away

Dominique Strauss-Kahn is back. On Thursday May 16 he took a major part in a prime-time documentary about the Euro – where he criticised Nicolas Sarkozy’s response to the 2008-9 economic crisis.

The following day, Welcome to New York, a film about his arrest after allegations of sexual assault in the city’s Sofitel hotel, was shown at Cannes at the festival fringe. The film, starring Gérard Depardieu and Jacqueline Bisset, which was made available online on a pay-per-view basis, gathered 48,000 views in its first 24 hours.

Anne Sinclair, his ex-wife, is furious and DSK is suing. Meanwhile no one has asked Nafissatou Diallo, the maid in the New York hotel, what her views are.

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