Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the ex head of the International Monetary Fund, was such a satyr that Air France managers ordered that only male flight attendants could work the first class cabin when he was aboard, according to a new accusation.
The French airline “formally denies” the claim, British papers said.
The latest revelation concerning “The Great Seducer,” who faces charges in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a Sofitel maid in May, was first published by the French paper Le Parisien. The story was based on an anonymous letter by an Air France employee supplied by attorneys representing the housekeeper, Nafissatou Diallo, the Daily Mail said. The lawyers are asking flight staff who may have been treated disrespectfully to come forward.
The letter says that “Air France has hundreds of complaints from customers, employees and crew members against the man suspected of abusing Ms. Diallo,” the Mail said.
Strauss-Kahn, 62, once eyed to be the next president of France, was arrested May 14 on an Air France flight at Kennedy Airport. Since then, other reports of inappropriate behavior and an allegation of attempted rape have surfaced.
He has denied all charges and prosecutors are weighing whether to pursue the case after inconsistencies emerged in Diallo’s story.