Remember Dominique Strauss-Kahn? Aka DSK was alleged to have raped a New York hotel maid in 2011. The French politician and head of the IMF and his wealthy wife Anne Sinclair stayed in Tribeca and became a cause celebre. Eventually they returned to France and separated. In the last couple of months, director Abel Ferrara shot a movie about them starring Gerard Depardieu and Jacqueline Bisset.
So: DSK turned up on the red carpet in Cannes on Saturday night with his new girlfriend. The movie was Jim Jarmusch’s vampire flick, “Only Lovers Left Alive.” DSK and Myriam L’Aouffi, 45, who’s in public relations for French television, did the whole number. My friends still in Cannes say they created quite a buzz, and not in a good way.
DSK and Sinclair are not divorced, as far as anyone knows. And one of his former girlfriends is publishing a book about DSK. He’s the Anthony Weiner of France in that his story is not disappearing. Waltzing up the red carpet in front of press from a hundred countries doesn’t help either.