The accusations against Dominique Strauss-Kahn are inspiring other women to come forward — two former employees are now accusing a civil service minister of assault. But at the IMF, not everyone agrees that harassment has been minimized.
Last week, Elaine Sciolino speculated that the DSK scandal might embolden other women to speak out about assault and harassment. That seems to be exactly what's happened. According to the AP, two women who worked for French civil service minister Georges Tron, who's also the mayor of the suburb of Draveil, have accused him of rape and sexual assault. They say that he assaulted them after offering them foot massages, which "degenerated quickly." Says one accuser,