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DSK: A history of sexual allegations (PHOTOS)

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After the Paris prosecutor's office dropped the investigation into writer Tristane Banon's claim, based on a statute of limitations, Strauss-Kahn's career continued on. Some even named him as the likely frontrunner in France's upcoming presidential election before the scandal that marred his career last May.

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Ed Jones

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    French writer Tristane Banon (R) who accuses former IMF general manager Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape, shouts next to feminist activist Clémentine Autain (L) during a demonstration to stop violence against women and to call for a law to reinforce the protection of women, on November 5, 2011 in Paris. The 32-year-old writer was one of the first to accuse him of sexual assault in 2003; she stated that Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her during an interview in 2003.

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    Francois Guillot

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    Reporters wait in front of the Carlton hotel in the French northern city of Lille on October 21, 2011 before the arrival of the French police which is to shut down the hotel as part of a prostitution investigation. This is not the first time Strauss-Kahn's name was linked to a prostitution ring at the Carlton hotel; shortly after Banon's accusation, rumors surfaced that he had ties to the notorious Belgian pimp Dominique Alderweireld, nicknamed "Dodo la Saumure." Strauss-Kahn denied any wrongdoing.

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    Philippe Huguen

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    After the Paris prosecutor's office dropped the investigation into writer Tristane Banon's claim, based on a statute of limitations, Strauss-Kahn's career continued on. Some even named him as the likely frontrunner in France's upcoming presidential election before the scandal that marred his career last May.

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    Ed Jones

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    Protesters look on after former International Monetary Fund (IMF) director Dominique Strauss-Kahn entered Manhattan State Supreme Court on August 23, 2011 in New York City. The accusation against Strauss-Kahn led to an outpouring of hostility against the former IMF leader in the United States. Many activist groups were outraged at the court's final decision.

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    Mario Tama

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    A judge officially granted the Manhattan District Attorney's office a motion to dismiss charges against Strauss-Kahn, who was accused by hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo of sexual assault. The DA did not pursue charges because it believed the woman had undercut her credibility by lying about her background and changing her account of her actions right after the alleged attack.

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    Richard Drew-Pool

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    Investigators in Lille believe they have uncovered a prostitution ring that brought women over the border from Belgium to have sex with wealthy clients in hotels, including the four-star Carlton. Five men — including the director and the public relations chief of the Carlton — have been arrested in France and charged with pimping, while Belgian police are also investigating on their side of the border. French police brought in Dominique Strauss-Kahn for questioning on Tuesday.

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    Philippe Huguen

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    Frederique Beaulieu, one of Dominique Strauss-Kahn's three lawyers, enters the Gendarmerie barracks, on February 21, 2012 in Lille. Strauss-Kahn could face up to 48 hours of interrogation over what has become known as the 'Carlton scandal.' Police have spoken with prostitutes who claim to have had sex with Strauss-Kahn during 2010 and 2011 at a luxury hotel and a restaurant in Paris.

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    Denis Charlet

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    Strauss-Kahn is seen here arriving at a polling station for the Socialist party's (PS) 2011 primary vote for the 2012 French presidential election on October 9, 2011. Investigators are seeking to discover if prostitutes were paid using corporate funds from a large French construction company, according to the Associated Press.

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    Miguel Medina