DSK blames French president Sarkozy for bringing him down in sex scandal
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, whose high-flying political career crashed and burned amid sex scandals, says his longtime rival, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, choreographed his spectacular fall.
He made the charge in The Guardian yesterday after polls showed Socialist challenger Francois Hollande leading Sarkozy ahead of the May 6 election.
“I had no doubt I would be the [Socialist Party] candidate,” the former head of the International Monetary Fund told the British daily.
Strauss-Kahn was arrested in Manhattan last May after allegedly attacking a hotel maid. The charges were later dropped, but he now claims the subsequent criminal investigation was “shaped by those with a political agenda.”
“Perhaps I was politically naive, but I simply did not believe they would go that far,” he said. “I didn’t think they could find anything that could stop me.”
Told of the accusation, Sarkozy said: “Well, that really is too much!”