Publisher ordered to add Strauss-Kahn insert

A French court has ordered the publisher of a book about the former International Monetary Fund chief's sexual relationship with the author to insert text stating that the work violates Strauss-Kahn's privacy into every copy.

PARIS — A lawyer for Dominique Strauss-Kahn is claiming victory after a judge ruled that a publisher must add an insert to a book about the former International Monetary Fund chief's sexual relationship with the author.

Jean Veil said Wednesday the publisher will be fined €50 ($65) for each copy of Marcela Iacub's "Beauty and the Beast" that fails to comply. The Nouvel Observateur newspaper, which printed an interview with Iacub and excerpts, also must put a legal notice on its front page, the French newspaper said. It said the insert text must say that the book violates Strauss-Kahn's privacy.

Strauss-Kahn's private life was thrown in the spotlight in 2011 when a New York hotel maid accused him of trying to rape her. Strauss-Kahn reached a legal settlement with her last year.

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