Strauss-Kahn's wife 'temporarily' suspends blog

24th May 2011, Comments 0 comments

Anne Sinclair, the wife of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn announced Monday that she has "temporarily" suspended her blog while her husband fights sexual assault charges.

Sinclair, a wealthy former television journalist in France, launched her blog entitled "Two or Three Things Seen in America," in 2008 and regularly posted commentary on US and international politics.

"Dear reader, many, many many of you have sent me messages," Sinclair wrote on her blog. "I cannot answer everybody, but know that these touched me and helped me.

"You will understand the circumstances that have forced me to temporarily suspend this blog," she continued. "All I can say is, a bientot."

Her prior commentary analyzed US immigration concerns. It was posted May 12, two days before her husband was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a hotel maid in New York. He was later formally charged.

Strauss-Kahn is free on bail, wearing an ankle bracelet and being forced to stay in a Broadway apartment under the watch of video surveillance and an armed guard around the clock.

Sinclair left the Broadway apartment for a few hours Sunday on what was believed to be part of the new hunt for a home.

She had previously arranged a $15,000 a month apartment on the Upper East Side. But Strauss-Kahn was rejected after residents complained about the bad publicity.

The American-born Sinclair was a popular TV personality in France in the 1980s and 90s.

Her interview subjects have included French presidents, former US president Bill Clinton, then-first lady Hillary Clinton, Bill Gates and Prince Charles.

In 1997, she stepped down when Strauss-Kahn became France's finance minister.

© 2011 AFP

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