Dominique Strauss-Kahn's Wife Stops Standing By Her Man

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After high-profile sex assault accusations in France and the U.S., as well as numerous other dalliances over the years, Anne Sinclair, Dominique Strauss-Kahn's wife, has finally heard enough. Friends of the couple told Le Figaro that she's had it with his "pathetic" behavior and is looking into divorce or separation, as well as demanding that he pay back the hundreds of thousands of dollars she spent to defend him against hotel maid Nafissato Diallo. It seems she could tolerate the rape accusations, but the investigation into his connection with a French prostitution ring is the last straw. Yet, a friend says Sinclair's still concerned about Strauss-Kahn's well-being and, "doesn't want to leave him now as he is a lonely and desperate man."

DISCUSSION

This doesn't really surprise me, especially since I got the feeling that they had an agreement that he could do whatever he wanted as long as he didn't cause a scandal.

Really, while the public would feel more validated if people divorced ASAP when their spouses were implicated either in serious criminal acts or sex scandals, it's probably a lot better for the spouse if they stay out of the picture for a year or so. Otherwise, the divorce story becomes part of the public uproar and is a lot less private.