In 2011, Sinclair's husband, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, then head of the IMF and a leading Socialist politician, was accused of raping a hotel maid in New York. The case was eventually dropped. The two are now separated, and Sinclair lives with French historian Pierre Nora. Regarding the scandal, she told SPIEGEL: "I've put it all behind me today and have dealt with the experience at all levels, both personally and collectively. Period. Over."