‘Jack Is Back’: Fmr. IMF Head Strauss-Khan Joins Twitter


Apparently he’s back. The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) disgraced former head who was forced to step down and had to relinquish his candidacy for the French presidency against fellow socialist Francois Hollande, has joined Twitter.

In an awkward gesture, he wrote “Jack is back!” seemingly in reference to the character Jack Bauer (played by Keifer Sutherland) in the hit television series 24. His post has received over 4,500 retweets and he has gained over 36,000 followers so far.

DSK’s name and reputation took a nosedive in 2011 when a maid at the Sofitel Hotel in New York accused him of jumping on her naked and forcing her to perform oral sex. DSK admitted under testimony that a sexual encounter took place but insisted it was consensual. The case received an out-of-court settlement, the price of which is unknown. The maid now operates her own restaurant in Manhattan.

That incident uncovered a string of illicit sexual acts the married 63-year-old man was involved with. They included a prostitution ring where he and 13 other men were on trial for aggravated pimping which included DSK forcing a woman to have brutal anal sex with him at one of many orgies he had taken part in.

He and 10 others were acquitted of the pimping in June of this year after four years of trial.

Yet, DSK’s headaches are far from over. He is not in the midst of dealing with a hedge fund probe stemming from the collapse of  last November after the co-founder Thierry Leyne committed suicide several months before.

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