NEW YORK (PIX11)—A "friend" of Dominique Strauss-Kahn's wife says the former IMF Chief bedded three women during the same time period he's being accused of raping a maid at Manhattan's ritzy Sofitel Hotel in Midtown, according to a report in the French magazine Le Point.
And that's not all. Published reports say DSK invited a receptionist to his room "for a glass of champagne," but she passed on the invitation. This comes on the heels of reports that he was in the city to visit his mistress.
Sinclair has said publicly that prior to their marriage 20 years ago, Strauss-Kahn told her in no uncertain terms about his active sex life, telling his then-fiancee, "Don't marry me," he reportedly said, "I'm an incorrigible skirt-chaser."
According to an online report at gothamist.com, the disgraced financier has been downing sleeping pills to ward off "the terror" of being imprisoned again. And Sinclair -- who turned 63 Friday -- told Le Point, that during a recent court appearance, she "dug her nails into the palms of her hands until they bled," to prevent her from having a nervous breakdown.
Of late, the couple has been spotted at tony resorts in the Berkshires, taking in classical performances at Tanglewood.
Strauss-Kahn is due back in court Aug. 1.
Back here in the city, there was a rally in Harlem on Sunday, to show support for DSK's accuser. It took place in front of the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building on West 125th Street. Democratic State Sen. William Perkins and community leaders are pushing for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance to prosecute Strauss-Kahn to the fullest extent of the law.
Prosecutors appear to be backing away from prosecuting DSK, after they found several holes/inconsistencies in the housekeeper's story, in addition to the discovery of a long history of lying.
The leaders believe a dismissal of the case will have a chilling affect on other sex assault/rape victims that will prevent them from reporting attacks to the authorities.