Dominique Strauss-Kahn angered by pig accusation


The disgraced French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn and his estranged wife, Anne Sinclair, have complained to the editors of a French weekly magazine after it published extracts of a new book likening the former head of the IMF to a “half man, half pig”.

The book, entitled Belle et Bête (Beauty and Beast), was written by Mr Strauss-Kahn’s former lover, the lawyer and columnist Marcela Iacub, who claims she had a seven-month affair with him last year.

The couple wrote open letters to three editors of Nouvel Observateur, expressing their disgust and threatening legal action. Mr Strauss-Kahn denounced the publication of “filth”.