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Ex-IMF chief's wife stands by her man

2011-05-23 22:06

Paris - Anne Sinclair is sacrificing millions of her family's fortune on her husband's bail and house arrest.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn declared his love for his wife in a public letter, and blew her a kiss across a New York courtroom where he was charged with trying to rape a hotel maid.

This display of devotion by one of France's most famous couples isn't just for show, say those who know them.

They say the force that binds the two is so strong that these grave allegations are unlikely to separate them, and express little surprise that Sinclair is sticking by her husband.

"It is symbiosis, a couple that is completely inseparable," French legislator and former government minister Jack Lang told The Associated Press.

Lang has known Strauss-Kahn since the 1970s and Sinclair since the 1980s.

Comments
  • Francis - 2011-05-24 00:37

    She sticking with him, my wife left me and all I did was kiss the neighbour one time only. Never even got to second base!

      GinSA1 - 2011-05-24 07:15

      So why didn't you go back after your wife left? To the neighbor I mean, and finish what you both wanted.

      Gorilla - 2011-05-24 09:10

      Francis you pilchard. It's like working at a bank and being dismissed for stealing. And you say, "but I only took R50!" - It's the mindset, not the deed that your (ex)wife probably identified. If you going to play tonsil hockey with the neighbour, there's a good chance that in a few months you'd be doing the horizontal lambada and your wife thought you were a scumbag.

      motheod - 2011-05-24 10:36

      Good on your wife.... i would leave u too

      Helen - 2011-05-26 09:48

      A French wife would understand that what her husband allegedly did is simply regarded as part of Room Service.

  • noitall - 2011-05-24 06:58

    Remember he still has to be tried and everyone has already convicted him. What happens if he is not guilty? The room cleaner walks away world famous and charging US$ millions for the story, his life is F .. D. She could have made it all up. Jeez imagine for a minute that you were suddenly-out of the blue accused of something like this, one night when you on your own away for business or something?????

      GinSA1 - 2011-05-24 07:16

      The sad reality, is that it DOES happen.

      Sello - 2011-05-24 09:48

      Hihgly unlikely that she came make this up. Where there is smoke there will be fire.

  • jdeeathome - 2011-05-24 08:00

    theres two scenarios here, the maid is after money or the dudes a perve, let the courts decide then we can rip him/her to shreds

  • mamakalami - 2011-05-24 08:01

    As sad as this might be. I hope men are learning a few life lessons and taking notes - never share the same space with a woman you have no intentions to shag. Make sure you always have witnesses. If you do intend to shag her - make sure she is not the same page as you and you have witnesses. If I were a man, I would rather pay for the services of a professional who will seldom will kiss and tell. Court cases do not come cheap.

      onemantribe - 2011-05-24 08:09

      @Mamakalami Any more enlightened inter-gender insights from the Dark Continent?

  • TheNwsReader - 2011-05-24 08:06

    The sad thing is that the law will almost alwys believe the rapee

      mamakalami - 2011-05-24 08:49

      The law has in the past taken too many chances by giving men the benefit of the doubt and thus failed a lot of women who are victims of rape. Unfortunately as with all power games - people will always take advantage of those they deem weaker at that moment. Most cases of rape are based on hearsay - very hard to prove. There's normally a lot of secrecy surounding sexual activity and people often trying to cover their tracks by getting rid of evidence. I personally think if society was more open and forgiving in matters relating to sex, very few people will be caught in comprimising positions. The human race has to have sex for a vast number of very good reasons and this will often be done with more than one person in a life time. We are not monogamous and should stop lying to ourselves or believing in the lies being told.

  • Jacques - 2011-05-24 08:17

    Why stand by him - why not sleep with him???

      Helen - 2011-05-26 09:50

      Well said, Jacques!

  • Taurusaurus - 2011-05-24 09:30

    "It is symbiosis, a couple that is completely inseparable," French legislator and former government minister Jack Lang told The Associated Press." - yeah, after DNA samples on the maid's clothes were found... suspicious. Is that liquid DNA by any chance?

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