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Strauss-Kahn Fails to Ban 'half-man half-pig' Book by Ex-Lover

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

A lawsuit filed by former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn in France has been rejected that sought ban the publication of a book written by his ex-lover.

Beauty And Beast, written by Marcela Iacub, outlines account of her affair with the former French politician. According to the BBC, Strauss-Kahn had complained that he was "horrified" by the book. Although it can now be published, the book will have to include an insert, and Iacub and her publisher must pay 50,000 euros (43,100 pounds ) in damages.

Iacub does not name Strauss-Kahn in her book, but has publicly stated that he is the protagonist, whom she describes as "half man, half pig". Strauss-Kahn told the judge that the book was a 'violation of the intimacy of private life'.

His lawyers demanded that the book be banned or, failing that, an insert be added to each of the 40,000 copies of the first print-run, which had been due to go on sale on Wednesday.

They did not provide details on what they wanted the insert to say, the report said. (ANI)

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