Asked at the microphone of France Culture radio, the former wife of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Anne Sinclair, confided without concessions about her divorce with the former boss of the IMF.
Former iconic face of TF1Anne Sinclair began her career as a journalist in 1973when she was recruited into the editorial staff ofEuropean 1. For the anecdote, it was by listening to this radio daily during her youth that Anne Sinclair knew that she wanted to work as a journalist later on. After being recruited by FR3 (ancestor of France 3) in 1976the journalist finally joined the editorial staff of TF1 in 1982. Two years later, Anne Sinclair was chosen by management to take control of the weekly political magazine 7 out of 7, which had been launched on the air 3 years earlier.
This program will allow Anne Sinclair to establish herself as one of the essential figures of the first channel, and the French audiovisual landscape in general. She would continue to present this weekly program until 1997, winning several awards along the way. This year, Anne Sinclair has decided to no longer be the embodiment of 7 out of 7given that her husband, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, had just been appointed to the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry in the new government formed by Lionel Jospin. This strong choice of the journalist will then be called “case law Anne Sinclair“. In fact, the host had met Dominique Strauss-Kahn during the show home issues, aired October 27, 1988.
Anne Sinclair made the decision to leave Dominique Strauss-Kahn after the Carlton de Lille affair
The journalist soon after began a relationship with the politician, member of the Socialist Party. She will finally marry Dominique Strauss-Kahn on November 26, 1991 at the town hall of the 16th arrondissement of Paris, during a civil ceremony. At the time, the future head of the IMF (International Monetary Fund, editor’s note) exercised the functions of Minister Delegate for Industry and Foreign Trade in the government of Edith Cresson. The couple lived happily for many years until the DSK affair broke out in 2011. That year, the one who was presented as the future president of the French Republic was arrested in New York. He was charged with sexual assault by Nafissatou Diallo, a chambermaid working at the Sofitel hotel. At the time, Anne Sinclair stood up for her husband, saying in a statement that she “did not (believe) for a single second in the accusations made against [son] husband, Dominique Strauss-Kahn“.
Guest of the show In a bare voice on French Culture, Anne Sinclair has revealed why she finally decided to file for divorce. In fact, everything changed when Dominique Strauss-Kahn was cited in the case of the Hotel Carlton in Lille. “I discover a perfectly sordid story which is on the front page of the newspapers, and he is surprised since he had just confided in me when it came out“, explained the journalist, before specifying that it is “accumulation, of course, starts a life, it starts relationships, it starts everything”. “While I had stood by his side as long as it was violentas long as it was going to court in New York and answering charges which incidentally fell, there I was taking my share of support, and there was a moment when I said stop“, she also added.