Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been given a noisy reception at Britain’s Cambridge University where he was invited to speak to students.
The protest reflected anger felt by some at the invitation to the former IMF chief, who had faced charges of sexually assualting a New York chamber maid.
The case was dropped but the alleged victim is pursuing a civil action against Strauss-Kahn. To reinforce their opposition to his presence, a women’s group invited the maid’s lawyer to make his own address.
The lawyer, Douglas Widger, said: “The Union was duped and is providing a platform for Strauss-Kahn’s PR campaign to rebuild his reputation and to regain power despite his repeated and deplorable acts.”
The Union has said that any invitation to speak to students does not imply support for or endorsement of the speaker.
Strauss-Kahn’s address was on the global economy.