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PARIS: Disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn appeared in a Paris court yesterday to try to ban a graphic new book by author Marcela Iacub detailing their affair, saying it was filled with lies.
In Beauty and the Beast, Argentinian-born Iacub says she had a relationship with Strauss-Kahn from January to August 2012, in the midst of the scandal over accusations he sexually assaulted a New York hotel maid the previous year.
Strauss-Kahn told the court the work was “despicable and false” and had wreaked “havoc” on his personal life. He said Iacub’s aim was simply to make money and added that it targeted a man “who is already down on the ground”.
Strauss-Kahn is suing Iacub and her publisher Stock for an attack on his private life and to prevent the book from going on sale. He is also seeking $132,300 in damages and compensation from Iacub and Stock, and a similar amount from magazine Le Nouvel Observateur, which carried excerpts from the work. AFP