Sex and power, a career-ruining combination

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to the crowd during a campaign rally at the US Bank Arena on October 13, 2016 in Cincinnati, OhioClaims of sexual misconduct against US presidential candidate Donald Trump are grabbing headlines worldwide, but it’s nothing new in a world where sex and politics are all too frequent bed-fellows. In May 2011, International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn — at the time a front-runner for the French presidency — was arrested in New York after being accused of trying to rape a hotel chambermaid. Silvio Berlusconi enjoyed the limelight for decades as a flamboyant Italian prime minister, media tycoon and owner of AC Milan.

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