DSK arrest in New York (screenshot BFM TV)
After all, it's not the first time such allegations have been made.
But one sentence in a piece by Edward Jay Epstein in Friday's edition of the UK daily national The Guardian surely makes a complete mockery of any arguments there might be to back up that theory and any support he might still have.
"Perhaps I was politically naive but I simply did not believe that they would go that far … I didn't think they could find anything that could stop me," he says.
Strauss-Kahn might be many things, but surely "politically naive" isn't one of them.
From a man who had a long career in French politics and served as both a member of the National Assembly and two years as finance minister, ran (unsuccessfully) for the 2007 Socialist party presidential nomination and was later appointed head of the IMF after being nominated by Nicolas Sarkozy.
He's having us on right?
When will the media stop running profiles and interviews with a man who was a total disgrace and embarrassment to France and its political system?