Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Dominique Strauss-Kahn is a French economist, lawyer and politician. He served as the head of the International Monetary Fund from 2007 to 2011 before he resigned following allegations of sexual assault by a hotel employee in New York. All charges against Strauss-Kahn were dropped after prosecutors questioned the alleged victim’s credibility and found the evidence inconclusive. 

Strauss-Kahn lashes out at the sexual focus of his trial

Sketch of Dominique Strauss-Kahn testifying. Photo: AFP

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn lashed out at the focus on his sexual behaviour in a French court where he is charged with pimping, saying he was not on trial for "deviant" acts.

Thursday, 12 February, 2015, 7:45am

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former head of the IMF, goes on trial on pimping charges

Dominique Strauss-Kahn: A mighty fall from grace

Power can be a heady aphrodisiac and Dominique Strauss-Kahn, when chief of the International Monetary Fund and about to run for French president, had plenty of it.

2 Feb 2015 - 2:00am 4 comments

Disgraced former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn set to become bank chairman

Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the disgraced former head of the International Monetary Fund, is set to become chairman of an investment bank. Strauss-Kahn, 64, who quit the IMF under a cloud in May 2011, will help develop the investment-banking franchise of Luxembourg-based Anatevka, its current chairman, Thierry Leyne, said.

26 Sep 2013 - 4:53am

Ex-IMF chief Strauss-Kahn to face pimping charges in France

Former IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn attends a commission inquiry on the role of banks in tax evasion in Paris. Photo: EPA

Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn will have to defend himself in a French court on charges of aggravated pimping despite recommendations by prosecutors that the charges be dropped.

27 Jul 2013 - 1:58am

Dominique Strauss-Kahn defiant on sex scandal

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn said he did not have "any kind of problems with women", in an interview two years after the sex scandal that lost him his job and his French presidential aspirations.

12 Jul 2013 - 3:58am

Strauss-Kahn gives South Sudan some 'special attention'

High ambition.

After some time out of the limelight following his spectacular fall from grace in 2011, former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has resurfaced in unusual circumstances.

16 May 2013 - 3:53am

Author writes book about her affair with disgraced IMF chief

Disgraced IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Photo: AP

A French author has written in graphic detail about her eight-month affair with disgraced IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, calling the relationship "field work" for a controversial new book. The book by Argentinian-born Marcela Iacub, a columnist with the left-wing daily Liberation, was denounced by Strauss-Kahn and the wife he has separated from, journalist Anne Sinclair.

23 Feb 2013 - 3:49am

Who said it?

New Shanxi governor Li Xiaopeng

I will be forever a primary school student, to learn from the masses, from the grass roots

New Shanxi governor Li Xiaopeng, son of former premier Li Peng


His choking style of leadership, his persistent and obsessive defiance, have finally exhausted his players

20 Dec 2012 - 1:37am

Talking points

Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong

Hong Kong elects its NPC delegates

19 Dec 2012 - 2:48am

Strauss-Kahn agrees payout to New York hotel maid in sex assault lawsuit

Hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo at the New York court on Monday, when she accepted a settlement from former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Photo: AP

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has agreed to pay a financial settlement to a New York hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault.

12 Dec 2012 - 3:38am

Talking points

Nafissatou Diallo

Strauss-Kahn banks on out-of-court deal

5 May 2015 - 11:46am

Strauss-Kahn in preliminary deal with maid in civil case

 Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Photo: Reuters

Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and the hotel maid who accused him of sexually assaulting her last year have reached a preliminary agreement to settle the civil lawsuit she brought against him, a person familiar with the case said.

The person, however, cautioned that the agreement could still fall apart.

30 Nov 2012 - 1:01pm

French court delays ruling on Strauss-Kahn pimping probe

Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Photo: Reuters

A French court has delayed a decision on whether to drop pimping charges against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn until December 19, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

28 Nov 2012 - 6:22pm

Talking points

Franklin Lam

Lawmakers will discuss the controversy surrounding Executive Council member Franklin Lam Fan-keung's sale of two luxury flats just before the government announced extra measures to cool the housing market. Lam has been granted leave of absence from his role as a member of the government's top advisory body in the wake of the controversy.

28 Nov 2012 - 5:52am

Anti-sexism classes for chauvinist French ministers

Cecile Duflot, minister for equality of territories and housing, addressing parliament in "that dress". Photo: AP

First there was Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who allegedly referred to women as "material", then catcalls in the French parliament just because a female minister wore a floral dress.

But when the agriculture minister - in an interview last month about promoting gender equality - suggested women couldn't get their heads around technical jobs, that was too much.

1 Nov 2012 - 3:26am