Dominique Strauss-Kahn Is Trying to Rebrand Himself As a Libertine, Not a RapistKatie J.M. Baker10/15/12 5:55pmFiled to: Dominique Strauss-KahnRape cultureDSKFranceLibertineOrgiesAppictweet37EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink It must be nice to be Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Sure, his collection of unsavory sexual assault allegations cost him his presidential aspirations and his job at IMF, but now he has a new consulting company (and women who are more than happy to work with him), lecture gigs, and a handy justification for his actions, which the New York Times calls "uniquely French" and we call "manipulative bullshit." His legal defense? The authorities are unfairly trying to "criminalize lust."