Off with Their Perks! – How “Penelopegate” sentenced a leading French pol to prison and shook the country’s ruling elite
On May 14, 2011, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the managing director of the I.M.F. and then considered the front-runner in the 2012 French presidential election, was arrested in New York City for sexual assault and attempted rape of a chambermaid at the Sofitel hotel in Midtown. At the time, the French public was shocked, not just by […]
The Post-Trump American in Paris: the newly registered sex offender
Since the Trump election, living in Paris as an American is kind of like being a registered sex offender.
Letter to DSK
In the summer of 2011, I was asked by GQ to write an open letter to DSK. We all know the story. He’d been arrested in May and cuffed and dumped in Rikers Island soon afterward. Upon release, he’d rented out a rich loft in SOHO to plan his defense. Throughout the summer, the case took on a roller […]