Let’s Go to the Movies: Week of February 8, 2021 – Room 2806: The Accusation

This 4-part Netflix documentary series traces the 2011 sexual assault case involving French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who was then at the height of his career.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn is a French economist, politician, former managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and a figure in the French Socialist Party who attained notoriety due to his involvement in several financial and sexual scandals. Strauss-Kahn was appointed managing director of the IMF on 28 September 2007, with the backing of then–President of France Nicolas Sarkozy. He served in that capacity until his resignation on 18 May 2011, in the wake of an allegation that he had sexually assaulted a hotel maid. Other allegations followed, but he was acquitted.

He was a Professor of Economics at Paris West University Nanterre La Défense and Sciences Po, and was Minister of Economy and Finance from 1997 to 1999, as part of Lionel Jospin’s Plural Left government. He sought the nomination in the Socialist Party presidential primary of 2006, but was defeated by Ségolène Royal. (Wikipedia)