New York has published a story that is more or less a profile of Anne Sinclair, wife of Dominique Strauss-Kahn. We learn about her trajectory and motivations, her fortune and her ambitions for her husband, who we learn for the first time (or I did, anyway) is rumored to be lazy.
Along the way we get a fair amount of doubt, or rumor-mongering, or hemming and hawing, about whether Nafissatou Diallo is telling the truth about what happened in the Sofitel. Writer Vanessa Grigoriadis concedes that in the "media battle" that followed, "Sinclair and Strauss-Kahn are among the suavest players of that sport in the world." They kept quiet while the press portrayed Diallo as the perfect victim and DSK as the "horny toad," Grigoriadis writes (sort of — there was that apparently false New York Post report about her living in HIV-positive housing, and the defense quietly alleging that the encounter was consensual and they could dig up a lot of dirt if they wanted). And then things flipped, with the prosecutor sending a letter of potentially exculpatory evidence and someone leaking to the Times that the entire case had fallen apart. This is all pretty trampled ground, though with more detail about how one "source close to the situation" views it: