One former IMF official spills the beans to The New York Times about the last time DSK got into a spot of bother:
Had Mr. Strauss-Kahn been a less senior person, he might [sic] been fired or at least "sent to Siberia" because of the affair with his underling. He survived an investigation, in part, this person said, because the culture at the IMF dictated "no rules" for the managing director and because there was little appetite to rid the agency of a charismatic and effective leader when an international financial crisis looming.One rule for "them" and one for "us" the little people ... even down to the "tax is for little people" ethos. May he rot, slowly and painfully.
As to further developments, why are we so surprised that the most comprehensive view of the New York prostitute scene comes from The Daily Failygraph? From this source, we learn that, in between screwing nations on an industrial scale - with the help of their respective national élites, of course - Dominique Strauss-Kahn had also been hiring "sex workers" to help him practice his day job during. For this purpose, he had secured the services of "Manhattan Madam" who infamously also served Eliot Spitzer, the disgraced former Governor of New York.
So thus is this claimed, although no one seems to be wondering how DSK found the time to visit New York so often. However, the said "Madam" seems only to have provided the practice material Strauss-Kahn in 2006, as he ran for the French Socialists' presidential nomination. Then, one such object apparently complained of his "aggressive" behaviour, which suggests that the man might also have been thinking of his wider political role.
Meanwhile, on the back of the news that the New York chambermaid, so recently the object of DSK's affections, might have AIDs, there is absolutely no truth in the rumour that DSK is planning to sue her for failing to disclose her condition before she had consensual sex with him. He reasons that she had her mouth so full at the time that he could have been at fault in misunderstanding her answers.
Nor is there any possible truth in the further rumour that DSK is pleading innocence on the basis that the alleged victim's looks were not up to scratch, with Strauss-Kahn's lawyers advising him to ask for his money back - an option not open, incidentally, to the citizens of Greece, Ireland, Portugal ...