Court orders publisher to add Strauss-Kahn insert to book detailing affair

PARIS (AP) - 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 on Wednesday the publisher will be fined (euro) 50 (S$81) for each copy of Marcela Iacub's "Beauty and the Beast" that fails to comply. The Nouvel Observateur newspaper, which printed an interview with Miss 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 Mr Strauss-Kahn's privacy.

Mr 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. Mr Strauss-Kahn reached a legal settlement with her last year.