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Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the ex-IMF chief facing attempted rape charges in New York City, is out of Rikers Island on a $6 million bail package, right into another money-burning arrangement. The armed security officer he’s required to keep with him at all hours of the day runs about $200,000 per month, while the apartment at 71 Broadway where he’ll await trial is an extra $3,250 a month, never mind lawyers and the like. Strauss-Kahn is only worth about $2 million on his own, but his wife, Anne Sinclair, France’s “equivalent of Barbara Walters,” is footing all of the bills.
Thanks to her art world dad, she’s worth about $1 billion.
The two were married in 1991, but Strauss-Kahn’s reputation as a horndog — complete with nicknames like “Hot Rabbit” and “The Great Seducer” — never faded.
“There is no doubt that Ms. Sinclair was aware of her husband’s skirt-chasing, but in public, at least, seemed not to care,” the Times reported over the weekend. But we’ll see how long that lasts now that it’s affecting her bottom line.