UK Daily Mail 
May 17, 2011
Dominique Strauss-Kahn feared that one of his political opponents would pay a woman more than $1million to say he raped her, it emerged today.
The extraordinary revelation emerged in Paris as the International Monetary Fund head remained in a New York police cell accused of launching a sex attack on a hotel maid.
A writer in the French capital has also come forward to say that the 62-year-old attempted to rape her a decade ago.
But as Strauss-Kahn faced a 15-year prison sentence – which would signify the end of his ambition to become French president next year – conspiracy theories abounded.
Liberation, the left-wing daily newspaper, published details on off-the-record comments made by Strauss-Kahn as recently as April 28th.