NEW YORK -- Dominique Strauss-Kahn hired all-male cleaning staff to do his dirty work at his New York townhouse, where he is awaiting trial for allegedly forcing himself on a female hotel maid, the New York Post reported Tuesday.
Instead of sexy French maids, the former International Monetary Fund chief -- once considered a front-runner for the French presidency -- will have his needs tended to by blue-collar men who look like plumbers.
Two male cleaners spent Monday tidying up the $50,000-a-month townhouse where Strauss-Kahn is confined as part of his bail conditions.
The macho maids swept the litter off Strauss-Kahn's sidewalk, polished his windows and took out his garbage. One of them left carrying a drugstore bag stuffed with clothes and a Netflix envelope.
But it was not just the cleaning staff sprucing up the place. Strauss-Kahn's wife and stepdaughter also spent the day doing their best to beautify the disgraced lawmaker's personal Bastille.
His journalist wife Anne Sinclair and daughter Camille went to the popular New York store SoHo Crate and Barrel, stocking up on towels, washcloths and linens. They also set up four umbrellas on the outdoor patio to shield it from prying eyes, while a woman from a renovation company turned up for an early-afternoon appointment.
Strauss-Kahn, 62, is due back in court June 6 and faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted of sexually assaulting a 32-year-old Sofitel hotel maid.