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Tu­nisian car­toon­ist

shows her fore­arms read­ing ‘#Free Azyz, #Free Jabeur’, in sup­port

of the re­lease of Tu­nisian blog­gers Jabeur Me­jri and Azyz Amami, dur­ing a pho­to­call for the

film Fan­tassins de la Democratie (Foot Soldiers of

Democ­racy) At the pre­miere of a film in­spired by the Do­minique Strauss-Kahn af­fair, guests were handed a “Dirty Sex Kit” (DSK, get it?) con­tain­ing whip and hand­cuffs. The film, Wel­come toNew York, star­ring a gar­gan­tuan and stark-naked Gérard Depar­dieu, was launched on the fringes of the Cannes film fes­ti­val. Con­trary to the in­di­ca­tions of its pro­duc­ers, it ap­pears to take sides in the con­tro­versy over the rape charges brought against Strauss-Kahn in New York in 2011.

The main char­ac­ter, called Dev­ereux at­tacks a ho­tel cham­ber­maid just af­ter tak­ing part in two or­gies. Since the charges against StraussKahn were later dropped, the for­mer IMF chief’s lawyers were re­ported to be con­sid­er­ing le­gal ac­tion.

Strausss-Kahn’s ex-wife, Anne Sin­clair, edi­tor of the French ver­sion of Huff­in­g­ton Post, wrote on her own site. “I don’t at­tack filth, I spit it out.”

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