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A shocking new Netflix documentary explores the seedy side of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former poster boy for the global elite

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‘Room 2806: The Accusation’, the new documentary that premiered on Netflix on December 7, tells the twisted tale of Dominique Strauss-Kahn (known as DSK), the former chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the sexual assault scandal brought against him in 2011.

At that time, DSK was at the zenith of his career. As head of the IMF, he had performed admirably during the 2008 financial crisis and now the former French finance minister seemed poised to defeat unpopular incumbent Nicolas Sarközy and become the president of France.

Life was good for the darling of the Socialist Party and of the socialite set, thanks to his career success and his marriage to the beautiful heiress Anne Sinclair, an accomplished and connected American-born French journalist.

Then DSK went to New York on a business trip and stayed at the smart Sofitel Hotel, in room 2806 – the $3,000-a-night presidential suite. This is where, on May 14, 2011, the 62-year-old had a brief sexual encounter with a 32-year-old maid, Nafissatou Diallo, right before leaving to catch a scheduled flight.

Diallo, an illiterate immigrant from Guinea, in West Africa, quickly reported to hotel security, and then the police, that she had been sexually assaulted. In response, the New York Police Department (NYPD) swiftly arrested Strauss-Kahn at JFK Airport.

And thus begins the series’ tumultuous journey to find out the truth of what actually happened in Room 2806.........

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