Former International Monetary Fund (IMF) head Dominique Strauss-Kahn returned to Paris on Sunday after New York prosecutors dropped serious sexual assault charges against him last month.
The onetime French Presidential hopeful made a low-key return to his homeland, accompanied by his wife Anne Sinclair, and touched down at Charles de Gaulle airport to some cheers as police escorted him through.
But when he got home, the press was reportedly out laying siege to his smart Place des Vosges address.
As he was being taken inside, insults were hurled at Strauss-Kahn.
You need to see a doctor!
We're in a democracy; he's a fat creep and I have the right to say it. We don't want him in our country. Let him go somewhere else to get treatment, Euronews reported were a few of the often unprintable shouts thrown at the former French presidential favourite.
Strauss-Kahn, 62, lost his job as IMF chief after Nafissatou Diallo, a chamber maid at the Sofitel in midtown Manhattan, accused him of sexually assaulting her.
He fell out of favor with the French media when detectives removed him from a Paris-boun flight on May 14 because of the accusation. He spent about a week in jail after being pulled from the flight, about six weeks under house arrest and nearly two additional months barred from leaving the U.S.
Strauss-Kahn admitted having a sexual encounter with Diallo, and his lawyers said it was consensual.
Strauss-Kahn still faces a civil case filed by Diallo, and few believe he will return to politics any time soon.