Friday, April 12, 2024

Shamed French Politician DSK Hits Cannes Red Carpet with Girlfriend


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.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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