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Anne Sinclair's millions keeping accused rapist husband Dominique Strauss-Kahn out of jail
New York Daily News ^ | LUKAS I. ALPERT

Posted on 05/25/2011 11:49:32 PM PDT by Cincinna

The income of Dominique Strauss-Kahn pales in comparison to wife Anne Sinclair's family fortune. Dominique Strauss-Kahn better hope his long-suffering, third wife stands by her man as it's her fortune bankrolling his freedom. The former International Monetary Fund chief is out on a $6 million bail package but only on the condition he pony up for a $200,000-a-month security detail to monitor his every move. That would amount to another $2.4million a year. But the 62-year-old Parisian pol - who was widely expected to become France's next president - is estimated to only be worth $2 million on his own. So despite a $500,000-a-year job setting global economic policy, Strauss-Kahn's life at large is primarily financed by his wife Anne Sinclair's massive family fortune. Built off her grandfather's business repping artistic titans like Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Georges Braque, she's worth an estimated $1 billion. Sinclair, 62, has stood strong in the face of allegations of her husband's serial infidelity in the past - he is known as the "Great Seducer" and the "Hot Rabbit." Her reaction to his May 14 arrest for allegedly trying to rape a hotel chambermaid was no different. She quickly flew to New York to bail him out.  Sinclair's steadfastness has left many scratching their heads.

When Sinclair and Strauss-Kahn married in 1991 it was her second time down the aisle and his third. He was a junior minister at the time, and she was one of France's most famous television journalists - the country's equivalent of Barbara Walters. As her husband's political career skyrocketed, Sinclair chose to step down from her TV job so as not to create a conflict of interest.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: france; imf; rape; strausskahn
Why are the women always the enablers?
1 posted on 05/25/2011 11:49:37 PM PDT by Cincinna
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DSK and ANNE SINCLAIR


2 posted on 05/25/2011 11:58:00 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Cincinna

Her brother Victor makes great cigars! ;^)


3 posted on 05/25/2011 11:58:28 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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DSK and ANNE SINCLAIR


4 posted on 05/25/2011 11:59:07 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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5 posted on 05/26/2011 12:01:02 AM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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6 posted on 05/26/2011 12:02:45 AM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Cincinna
But the 62-year-old Parisian pol - who was widely expected to become France's next president - is estimated to only be worth $2 million on his own.

A dedicated public servant, slaving away at a mere pittance of a wage. The humanity!

7 posted on 05/26/2011 12:03:04 AM PDT by denydenydeny (Rage all you want, looters & moochers, but the gods of the copybook headings are your masters now.)
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To: Cincinna

French women would rather their husbands have sex with other women then with themselves.

It’s one of the reasons why they have to import a lot of Muslims and Africans.


8 posted on 05/26/2011 12:06:28 AM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Cincinna

They suffer from a syndrome where they fervently believe their inherent goodness will win over their husbands heart. All they have to do is endure.


9 posted on 05/26/2011 12:10:43 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NOT FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: DTogo
And their gasoline couldn't be beat!
10 posted on 05/26/2011 1:38:55 AM PDT by Ken H
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To: Cincinna
Why are the women always the enablers?

Men sometimes do the same thing. They select and stay with abusive mates, precisely because they are abusive.

DSK's goddaughter says that he assaulted her in 2002 "like a rutting chimpanzee,” and that certainly matches the maid's description of their encounter.

Perhaps DSK was just repeating the technique that had worked well for him when he was courting his wife.

11 posted on 05/26/2011 1:59:54 AM PDT by TChad
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To: Cincinna

Rapist enabling billionaire: "Who is this "Senatorr Kerry"?
Why is he calling me while my husband is asleep?
Why should he claim, "you know who I am?"

12 posted on 05/26/2011 3:39:14 AM PDT by Diogenesis ( Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: denydenydeny

Think of how much he spends. He’s making about $500K tax free, but he’s only worth $2 million? He’s a wastrel.


13 posted on 05/26/2011 4:20:14 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Cincinna

I have been wondering something since this story came out. Are we supposed to believe that this man sexually assaulted a hotel housekeeper who was just coming in to take out the trash? Do you mean to tell me that he is so disgusting and so bestial as to force this woman to engage in a sexual act that she found revolting? How did he force her? When he came out of the bathroom in his towel, wouldn’t she have just left? The whole story makes no sense. Perhaps I am naive, but are there really high powered people with international reputations who resort to the rape of a public hotel’s cleaning lady when aroused? Are the French ashamed? Too many questions.


14 posted on 05/26/2011 4:36:21 AM PDT by sueuprising (The best of it is, God is with us-John Wesley)
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To: Cincinna

And what kept billclinton out of jail.

What kept Barney Frank out of jail.

What keeps Marxine Waters out of jail.

Oh the list goes on and on.


15 posted on 05/26/2011 5:17:40 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA, DO YOU HEAR ME NOW.......'67 BORDERS, IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN)
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To: Cincinna

Remember, it was Maria Shriver who jumped to Ahnold’s defense when women accused him of ‘inappropriate behavior.’ Ahnold’s wasn’t, as far as I recall, anywhere near this guy’s league.


16 posted on 05/26/2011 5:27:48 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: sueuprising
The whole story makes no sense. Perhaps I am naive

And stupid. If you think that because a man has money, he wouldn't rape a maid, you have a real problem.

17 posted on 05/26/2011 5:31:43 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages.)
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To: sueuprising

“Are we supposed to believe that this man sexually assaulted a hotel housekeeper who was just coming in to take out the trash?”

Duh! Yes.


18 posted on 05/26/2011 9:38:23 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: EDINVA

re: ARNOLD
BREAKING!
  National Enquirer reporting
Arnold facing charges if misuse of funds Women husltled in and out of Sacramento hotel where his family stayed.
   These guys are going to fall like dominos. 
  


19 posted on 05/26/2011 10:02:16 AM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Cincinna

That should cost Ahnold around 100 million ;-)


20 posted on 05/26/2011 10:39:24 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Cincinna

Isn’t there a story (rumor) about old man Kennedy (Ole Joe) bringing along Gloria Swanson on some trans-Atlantic trip when he brought Rose and the kids? There’s really little new under the sun (well, except using public employees, I guess).


21 posted on 05/26/2011 11:22:46 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

The story has been reported in many places. Old man Kennedy was a pig with women and a Hitler supporter to boot. That is why FDR recalled him as Ambassador to Britain.
He set a fine example for his sons, JFK, RFK, and Tubby who followed in his footsteps.


22 posted on 05/26/2011 11:55:59 AM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: USS Alaska

“And stupid. If you think that because a man has money, he wouldn’t rape a maid, you have a real problem.”
My goodness, ad hominem attacks because I think the maid’s story sounds convoluted.Just because a man has money, does that automatically make him capable of heinous acts? Why didn’t she scream? Did he have a knife to her throat? Perhaps an ice bucket? If this man “forced” a hotel housekeeper to engage in a sex act with him by his sheer will then he truly is a sinister human being. Has he done this before? Or was there something in the air?


23 posted on 05/26/2011 7:50:37 PM PDT by sueuprising (The best of it is, God is with us-John Wesley)
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To: Cincinna; All

Thanks for posting. An elitist-rapist and his enabler. The French have them too, eh Hillary? New millenium, new rapist, nothing done.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJntBTx_KKs


24 posted on 05/27/2011 6:13:19 AM PDT by PGalt
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Let's not forget---DSK was married when he met Sinclair---and divorced so he could marry her.

Strauss-Kahn's alleged womanising appears to have been an open secret in French political circles for years. Thierry Saussez, a former adviser to French Pres Sarkozy, said: "All this stupefaction from people is sheer hypocrisy. Everyone in Paris has known for years he had something of a problem. Not many female journalists are prepared to interview him alone these days."

In 2009, the radio satirist Stephane Guillon dedicated his morning comedy slot on France Inter to Strauss-Kahn's "obsession with females". Some commentators suggested his behaviour was a reflection of French culture. In 2000 French writers Vincent Giret and Véronique Le Billon wrote almost presciently in their biography of him: "There is only one thing this famous man has avoided … a fall from grace."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/16/dominique-strauss-kahn-tristane-banon

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France’s hardcore left is not happy with their boy Strauss-Kahn. DSK is a multi-millionaire who lives in a €4mn Paris penthouse with a €140,000 Porsche parked outside. He is known for wearing suits costing £22,000 (which he denies).

Strauss-Kahn is lambasted by leftists as a champagne Socialist and establishment fat cat.

France’s sullen anti-business, anti-globalisation left must decide whether it wants ideological purity or a candidate who can beat Sarkozy – who, of course is praying every night that DSK won’t run.

NOTE Dominique Strauss-Kahn was born on 25 April 1949 in the wealthy Paris suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine. He is the son of Gilbert Strauss-Kahn, a legal and tax advisor and member of the Grand Orient de France (a powerful Masonic group), and Russian/Tunisian journalist Jacqueline Fellus. His family is of mixed Sephardic and Ashkenazic Jewish origin.

25 posted on 05/27/2011 8:43:01 AM PDT by Liz
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DSK PARODY We have all been IMF’d! 
DOMINIQUE, DOMINIQUE
   Bravo for concentrating as much on the IMF as his sex scandal. He used them both for the same purpose.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24a-Qb327ok

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26 posted on 05/28/2011 12:22:42 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: sueuprising
Perhaps I am naive

You answered all your questions in that statement.

27 posted on 05/28/2011 1:16:53 PM PDT by caww
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To: sueuprising
Sue...you need to stop asking questioned and do your homework to get even some idea of what took place. Also a little info on how the justice system works. The guy's been charged...witnesses before the grand jury before he was charged...that sort of thing...and the prodigal the victim went thru was followed carefully when reported thru several levels of management...not to mention thru the police investigation. The fact is the victim's story stood all the tests of continuity and consistency people need to move forward.

Further...this occurred in the victim's workplace which caters to the elite. Specific instruction is given employees on how to handle “difficult” guests. The victim followed these exactly right.

Get informed..then you won't have to question yourself.

28 posted on 05/28/2011 1:25:32 PM PDT by caww
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To: Cincinna
I'm not convinced his wife will be in this for the long haul....I think she'll bail out over time. She's definitely playing the “Hillary” stand by your man card for now.

But more importantly she'll stay in this long enough to get her own ducks in a row without raising suspicion she is doing just that. She will protect her own wealth and assets...that takes time to position favorable for her...and protects them from him.

29 posted on 05/28/2011 1:30:35 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

Her sticking by him is probably a factor of whether the daughter is theirs or just hers or just his. Kids make a huge difference.


30 posted on 05/28/2011 2:00:58 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

How old is the daughter? Seems to me she’s not a child and could well do on her own if not already, regardless of the parents slitting up at a later date. Especially since both have been married before, so this would not be new to the daughter.


31 posted on 05/28/2011 3:58:21 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

No idea how old the daughter is .. pretty sure she’s an adult. As I recall, it was claimed he had lunch with her the day of the crime. Still, a LOT of couples stay together even after their last kid has left the home. Of course, this is not your typical couple in any way. And they certainly are not the ‘little people.’


32 posted on 05/28/2011 5:02:46 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA
it was claimed he had lunch with her the day of the crime.

That claim is highly suspect by the authorities as untrue. Though the family may attempt to use this early in the investigation, as they have done, in order to use the courts time later and gain some leverage over the evidence which is so compelling that he did the dead. Last I knew the defense is going to say it was consensual...thus agreeing it happened but blaming the victim...Old story used over ages...some things never change!

33 posted on 05/28/2011 7:45:23 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

my fav defense “trial balloon” was saying the victim was “too ugly” for this pillar of the community to so much as bother with, much less assault. That one didn’t last long, either.


34 posted on 05/28/2011 7:50:47 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Liz

Thanks much for the background on this scumbag, Liz.


35 posted on 05/28/2011 7:56:00 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: EDINVA

LoL...yes, you’d think they’d come up withsomething that isn’t worn out like an old shoe...but then those are comfortable and there is always comfort in the familiar...it buys them time to drag this out.


36 posted on 05/28/2011 8:00:26 PM PDT by caww
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To: Cincinna

“nique” is a French slang word for intercourse. So when they sing “Dominique, nique, nique” it has more of a bite in French than it seems to have in English... It is not just a rhyme....


37 posted on 05/28/2011 10:22:10 PM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: monkeyshine; EDINVA; caww

Thank Monkeyshines for pointing out that the “nique nique” in the video Parody “Dominque” ppsted above is a French slang term for the sex act which is what makes it even more hilarious.

Anne Sinclair is the 3rd wife of DSK. They have no children. the daughter, the youngest of three, is 25, and his from a previous marriage.


38 posted on 05/29/2011 2:39:20 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Cincinna

Thanks! Well, one would assume that HIS daughter will stand by his side no matter what. If there are no children involved, and Mz Sinclair now won’t get to be First Lady of France, what’s her incentive?


39 posted on 05/29/2011 5:21:09 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

Anne Sinclair is a French Socialist elitist. They are all part of “generation ‘68”, the same generation that gave us hippies, 60’s radicals, Bill Ayers and finally, his acolyte, Barack Obams.
In an interview in 2007 AS answered a question about her husband’s reputation. Her response: “..to be a politician you have to be a seducer”
These people don’t have the same moral compass as we do. They are Atheists who believe there is no higher moral authority than themselves. There are no moral absolutes; in that world of moral relativism, if it feels good, do it!
As the French would say, “pauvre con”!


40 posted on 05/29/2011 5:34:44 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Cincinna

My new son-in-law’s family is French, and the total opposite of the stereotype. Industrious, conservative, actual practicing Catholics, highly moral, polite, sweet almost to a fault. His father fulfilled a life-long dream in emigrating from France to the US nearly 30 years ago, gave a touching speech at a 7/4 gathering last year about what America offers. Just exactly what we want here.

I fear the problem with France and most of Europe is the Brain Drain suffered when the best of them came to the US over the past couple hundred years. Mabe we can send Ayers, et al. back to their European roots where they can be more comfortable.


41 posted on 05/29/2011 9:19:44 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

Sounds like you have a womderful family. I have French family and friends in France, just as you describe. They are all conservatives, very traditional people who never vote Socialist and love America.


42 posted on 05/29/2011 9:30:33 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: caww

“Get informed..then you won’t have to question yourself.”
It is not a case of not being informed, rather this crime scenario does not seem right to me. It seems funny but do you always believe the authorities in these situations? Or are you automatically prejudicial against the alleged perpetrator because he is rich or powerful? Police investigations, and grand juries are not always completely accurate. This man may indeed be guilty as charged, but then again he may not be solely at fault.


43 posted on 06/01/2011 4:29:16 AM PDT by sueuprising (The best of it is, God is with us-John Wesley)
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To: sueuprising

Well, you are going to form your own conclusions based ,apparently, on your feelings that ‘something isn’t right’..... I prefer to analyze the whole picture with as much evidence as are available.

To begin with the guy is married...no doubt something sexual happened as he’s planning on saying they both agreed to the encounter. That makes him ‘guilty’ of adultery before this thing gets off the ground. If he’ll deceive and lie to those closest and most significant to him..he’ll surely lie to save his skin from jail time. Not to mention the guy’s walked this walk before.

Again, the evidence their was an “attack” soes appear to be overwhelming and thus his stance to say she agreed to the encounter. Old story...same lines heard many times before by those quilty of such crime. The clencher wil be how the attorneys play out the happening....not if he’s guilty or not...as most attorneys fight to win, not for justice.


44 posted on 06/01/2011 6:40:17 AM PDT by caww
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To: EDINVA
what’s her incentive?

To get her financial ducks in a row. Takes time, standing by your man gives that time....then she'll bail out of the relationship. Unless he has something to hang over her head.

45 posted on 06/01/2011 6:43:31 AM PDT by caww
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