Anne Sinclair stands by her man, Dominique Strauss-Kahn
Summary of story from The Guardian, June 3, 2011
Anne Sinclair, the wife of the disgraced former head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Dominique Strauss-Kahn, is using her massive fortune to fund her husband’s bail.
Strauss-Kahn is accused of attempting to sexually assault a hotel maid in Manhattan on May 14, but denies the charge and is expected to officially enter his not guilty plea when he returns to court on Monday (see WVoN story).
In the meantime, Sinclair, a former journalist and popular television personality, is devoting her time (and lots of her money) to clearing her husband’s name.
As part of Strauss-Kahn’s bail package she has handed over $6m (£3.7m), $1m of it in cash, which is a substantial portion of the money she inherited from her grandfather, who was Picasso’s art-dealer.
Sinclair has also spent hundreds of thousands on the best defence lawyers and $50,000 -a-month rent on a luxury Manhattan townhouse in which she will live with him while he remains under house arrest.
She will also pay $200,000 a month for around-the-clock armed guards and for the installation and operation of cameras and electronic monitoring equipment.
It is not the first time that Sinclair has supported Strauss-Kahn through professional and personal scandals.
She stood by him in 1999 when he resigned from government over a financial issue, of which he was later found to be innocent.
Sinclair also stayed with him after his affair with a junior colleague at the IMF was exposed in 2008.