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Ex-IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn quiet on return

By John Lichfield

Dominique Strauss-Kahn may make a brief French TV appearance in the next few days but refused to make any comment on his return to France yesterday.

Almost four months after being accused of attempted rape in New York, and two weeks after charges were dropped, Mr Strauss-Kahn arrived at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris to a giant media scrum and the cheers of a handful of diehard supporters.

He and his wife, Anne Sinclair, waved happily but refused to answer questions. They drove directly to their flat in the trendy Place des Vosges, a 17th century square in the Marais in central Paris. Another media scrum awaited, but once again DSK merely grinned and shared a joke with his wife.

Friends of Mr Strauss-Kahn told the French media that he might give a brief TV interview in the next few days. But his American lawyers had ordered him to remain quiet, they said, on the allegations of attempted rape made by the chambermaid Nafissatou Diallo.

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