Disgraced Dominique Strauss-Kahn sues over photos of 'new girlfriend'
Disgraced ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and a woman named as his new girlfriend are suing three French glossies for publishing "stolen photographs" of them together, their lawyers said yesterday.
The magazines targeted are VSD, Voici and Closer .
Strauss-Kahn's lawyer Richard Malka said the suits would be filed in the coming days against the magazines which "are making money from the private lives of other people".
VSD said the woman works for a well-known TV channel, adding that the purported new love interest was a "bubbly 40-something" with a "senior job in a big television channel", and that her name was Myriam.
The VSD photographs showed them on holiday in Corsica, in an article headlined "DSK, he is forgetting Anne with another." It claimed that with his new girlfriend, "DSK has become a gentleman again".
The woman's lawyer said they were "stolen photos" and added that his client had been "insulted on Twitter." Strauss-Kahn, the former managing director of the International Monetary Fund, faces sex charges in the United States as well as France.
Strauss-Kahn's wife of some two decades, Anne Sinclair, recently confirmed their split. Sinclair now runs the French edition of news site The Huffington Post.