- By Elizabeth DickinsonElizabeth Dickinson is author of the Kindle Single Who Shot Ahmed? A Mystery Unravels in Bahrain's Botched Arab Spring, from which this excerpt was adapted. She is a former FP assistant managing editor.
According to allegations published today in the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn has a history of past sexual assaults, including ones on a domestic worker in Mexico and a French Socialist party official. The account derives from a book written by a former colleague of DSK’s. El Universal of Mexico carries details of the allegations (my translation):
[DSK] sexually assaulted a domestic worker in Mexico during an official working visit.… It seems that this incident was not reported to the authorities and the attack went unpunished.
The book also makes reference to harassment against the spokesman of the Socialist Party in the French National Assembly, Aurélie Filippetti.
He also had an affair with an unidentified woman named "Carmen," the widow of an Italian intellectual who lived in Rome.