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  • Strauss-Kahn Said to Reach Deal to Settle With Hotel Housekeeper

    11/30/2012 1:45:37 PM PST · by Cincinna · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 29,2012 | WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn and the hotel housekeeper who accused him of sexually assaulting her last year have quietly reached an agreement to settle a lawsuit she brought against him stemming from the case, which made international headlines.  French media reported Friday that Strauss-Kahn, 63, former head of the International Monetary Fund, would pay $6 million to Nafissatou Diallo, who accused him of attacking her at a Manhattan hotel.   The parties are scheduled to appear next week before Justice Douglas E. McKeon in State Supreme Court in the Bronx. Mr. Strauss-Kahn, was arrested in May 2011 after Ms. Diallo, an immigrant from...
  • Nicolas Sarkozy 'Laughed Uncontrollably' When He Heard DSK Was Caught In An Orgy With Prostitutes

    06/08/2012 12:12:35 AM PDT · by Cincinna · 14 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 7 2012 | Henry Samuel 
    Nicolas Sarkozy "laughed uncontrollably" when told Dominique Strauss-Kahn had been caught partaking in an orgy with prostitutes but swore his aides to silence and went on to name him IMF head, a new book claims. Les Strauss-Kahn, written by Raphaëlle Bacqué and Ariane Chemin, journalists at Le Monde, provides fresh details about Mr Sarkozy’s knowledge of Mr Strauss-Kahn’s sexual practices, his proximity to the Socialist and decision to protect his reputation. Mr Sarkozy was interior minister late in 2006 – a few months before his election to the presidency – when Alain Gardčre, the public security chief of Paris, told...
  • Hotel maid can pursue sex-assault lawsuit against Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    05/01/2012 11:26:09 AM PDT · by Cincinna · 14 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | May 1, 2012 | DANIEL BEEKMAN
    Bronx judge doesn’t buy his claim of diplomatic immunity A New York hotel maid's sexual assault lawsuit against French bigwig Dominique Strauss-Kahn can go forward, a Bronx judge ruled Tuesday.   State Supreme Court Justice Douglas McKeon decided that the former International Monetary Fund leader is not entitled to diplomatic immunity.   He derided Strauss-Kahn's claim of international protection as the legal equivalent of a "Hail Mary" football pass.    McKeon noted that the disgraced politician didn't cite diplomatic immunity last year when faced with criminal charges for the May 2011 encounter and pointed out that Strauss-Kahn resigned from the IMF long before he...
  • Socialists gaffe over DSK birthday party invite shakes Hollande campaign

    04/30/2012 9:45:39 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 8 replies
    RFI.fr in English ^ | April 30, 2012 | Staff
    On Saturday, Hollande’s campaign director Pierre Moscovici and communication director Manuel Valls were both invited to celebrate the birthday of Socialist lawmaker Julien Dray at a popular disco bar on Paris’ notorious Rue St Denis. What Dray had failed to mention was that DSK, as he is known in France, was also a guest at the party. Hollande’s former partner and defeated presidential candidate in 2007, Segolene Royal, was reported to be furious when she learned of DSK’s presence and stormed-off without meeting him. “It’s lucky that I didn’t find myself face-to-face with him,” she said. “I left because it...
  • Nicolas Sarkozy rejects Dominique Strauss-Kahn's accusation he orchestrated downfall

    04/30/2012 1:22:44 AM PDT · by Cincinna · 7 replies
    The Australian ^ | April 29, 2012  | Staff
    Disgraced ex-IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn, once tipped to win France's presidential vote, has made a dramatic incursion into the campaign with a claim Nicolas Sarkozy orchestrated his downfall. The accusation came as the battle between Mr Sarkozy and Francois Hollande grew ever more bitter, with the incumbent accusing the front-running Socialist of subjecting him to a “Stalinist trial” over his bid to woo the far right. Mr Strauss-Kahn, in his first major newspaper interview since his disgrace a year ago, told Britain's The Guardian newspaper that his spectacular fall was orchestrated by opponents to prevent him standing as Socialist candidate....
  • France: Strauss-Kahn Is Charged in Connection With Prostitution Ring

    03/27/2012 11:07:53 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 27, 2012 | STEVEN ERLANGER
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former managing director of the International Monetary Fund, was released on bail on Monday after he was charged with involvement in a prostitution ring in Lille. The filing of the preliminary charges allows for further investigation. His lawyer, Richard Malka, has argued that Mr. Strauss-Kahn did not know that the women in question were prostitutes hired by his hosts, including for evenings in Washington and Paris, and that he did not pay them. His lawyers will also be in court on Wednesday in New York for the first hearing in a civil case brought against him by...
  • Strauss-Kahn wife to run French Huffington Post

    01/19/2012 1:38:19 AM PST · by Cincinna · 7 replies
    France24.com ^ | January 19 2012 | Staff
    Anne Sinclair, former anchor of France’s most popular TV show and the wife of shamed former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has been chosen to run the French version of American news website Huffington Post. The French-language edition of news and opinion website The Huffington Post will be run by Anne Sinclair, who is married to Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former International Monetary Fund director and Socialist politician. Strauss-Kahn stood down from his post last year following sex crime allegations. He was also shamed out of running for the Socialist slot in the 2012 French presidential primary election. New York-born Sinclair, an esteemed...
  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn's long-suffering wife is voted Woman of the Year in France

    12/19/2011 10:06:08 PM PST · by Cincinna · 21 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | December 19 2011 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    The long-suffering wife of shamed former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been voted Woman of the Year in a new poll in France. Millionairess Anne Sinclair, 63, won the annual award for her ‘loyalty and courage’ in the face of her husband’s catalogue of humiliating sex scandals. The former TV presenter stood by Strauss-Kahn after he was arrested for allegedly trying to rape a New York chambermaid. Anne Sinclair, who has been crowned France's Woman of the Years, supported her husband, Dominique Strauss-Kahn through his sexual assault charges But Ms Sinclair was praised for her ‘tenacity and unwavering support’ for...
  • France: Hotel staff 'celebrated' after Dominique Strauss-Kahn's arrest

    11/25/2011 7:30:34 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 11/26/11 | Henry Samuel
    Hotel staff 'celebrated' after Dominique Strauss-Kahn's arrest Claims that Dominique Strauss-Kahn was the victim of a conspiracy were reignited last night, after extraordinary new allegations were made about his sexual encounter with a New York chambermaid. By Henry Samuel, Paris 12:25AM GMT 26 Nov 2011 Staff at the hotel where the ex-International Monetary Fund chief allegedly assaulted the maid were filmed high-fiving and doing a “dance of celebration” after the incident in May, a new article claims. Mr Strauss-Kahn also believed his mobile phone had been hacked after being told one of his private emails was seen in the headquarters...
  • Police Chief Organised Orgy for Strauss-Kahn and flew over to New York with prostitutes for him

    10/17/2011 1:10:54 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 25 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 17 2011 | PETER ALLEN
    A police chief who hoped to guard Dominique Strauss-Kahn if he became President of France organised an orgy with him in a Paris hotel, it was claimed today. The senior officer is also said to have accompanied prostitutes to New York to meet up with Mr Strauss-Kahn when he was in charge of the International Monetary Fund. The well-sourced allegations about Jean-Christophe Lagarde are not only deeply embarrassing for Mr Strauss-Kahn, but point to wide-scale corruption at the heart of French political life. Sleaze allegations: Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves a Paris polling station today after voting in the Socialist Party's election...
  • Strauss-Kahn Is Not Charged in French Case

    10/14/2011 3:56:40 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 13, 2011 |  STEVEN ERLANGER and MAĎA de la BAUME
     For the second time this year, legal officials chose on Thursday not to prosecute Dominique Strauss-Kahn on charges of attempted rape, despite what investigators here said was evidence of sexual assault, ending months of scandal that have tarnished a political career that once seemed destined to lead to the French presidency. There was evidence from Mr. Strauss-Kahn’s own testimony of sexual assault in a 2003 encounter with a French writer and novelist, Tristane Banon, the prosecutor said in a statement, but given a three-year statute of limitations on that charge, no case would be brought. “Facts that could be qualified...
  • Strauss-Kahn and French Accuser Are Questioned

    09/30/2011 4:35:35 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 29, 2011 | MAĎA de la BAUME
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn was brought face to face on Thursday with the French writer who has accused him of trying to rape her eight years ago.    In two hours of police questioning, Mr. Strauss-Kahn, the former managing director of the International Monetary Fund, continued to deny any wrongdoing, one of his lawyers said. Mr. Strauss-Kahn and his accuser, Tristane Banon, were questioned together at a French police station as investigators sought to compare their versions of events and extract further information on the case. They met for the first time since Mr. Strauss-Kahn was arrested in the United States in May...
  • Ex-IMF Chief Strauss Kahn: Greece Unable To Pay Debt, Loss Unavoidable

    09/18/2011 7:27:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/18/11 | Inti Landauro
    <p>PARIS (Dow Jones)--The former International Monetary Fund's Managing Director, Dominique Strauss Kahn, Sunday said Greece is unable to pay its debt and its creditors will have to take losses on the debt they hold.</p> <p>"Greece got poorer, we can say Greeks will pay on their own, but they can't," Strauss Kahn said in an interview on French TV channel TF1. "There is a loss and it must be taken by governments and banks," he said.</p>
  • DSK admits ‘moral fault’ over sex scandal

    09/18/2011 1:39:06 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 26 replies
    The Financial Times ^ | September 18, 2011  | Jennifer Thompson and Hugh Carnegy
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn admitted a “moral fault” and expressed regret to his family and the French people but continued to strongly protest his innocence against accusations that he sexually assaulted a chambermaid in a New York hotel in May, in his first interview since the case was dropped last month. The former head of the International Monetary Fund definitively ruled out running as a candidate in the French presidential election next year as a result of the scandal. “I wanted to be a candidate, but that is behind me. I am not a candidate for anything. I will take time to...
  • France: Dominique Strauss-Kahn to Speak Out

    09/17/2011 10:05:55 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 17 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 16, 2011 | MAĎA de la BAUME
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund who returned to Paris after New York prosecutors dropped charges of attempted rape against him, will be interviewed on Sunday on France’s most-watched news program, a spokesman at the TF1 television channel said. It will be Mr. Strauss-Kahn’s first interview since his arrest in New York in May. Mr. Strauss-Kahn, 62, who had been considered a strong rival to the French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, in the 2012 presidential election, is expected to be asked about his political future, the future of his party and the current crisis of the euro, among...
  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn Questioned on Accusations of 2003 Sexual Assault

    09/13/2011 5:54:20 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 9/13/11 | MAĎA DE LA BAUME
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund who returned to Paris last week after New York prosecutors dropped rape charges against him, was questioned for three hours on Monday about a sexual assault complaint dating to 2003, his lawyers said. In that case, a writer, Tristane Banon, now 32, has accused Mr. Strauss-Kahn of trying to rape her as she was interviewing him for a book. She lodged the complaint in July, saying that she had been advised not to press charges on the advice of her mother, a prominent member of the Socialist party, as is...
  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn Arrives in France

    09/04/2011 1:45:01 AM PDT · by Cincinna · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 4 2011 | ALISON SMALE and COLIN MOYNIHAN
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund and onetime hopeful for the French presidency, returned to his native land early Sunday morning, in a low-key coda to the international furor that erupted when he was arrested in mid-May and charged with sexually assaulting a New York hotel housekeeper. Mr. Strauss-Kahn and his wife, Anne Sinclair, landed at Charles de Gaulle airport shortly after 7 a.m. and emerged about 40 minutes later, breezing past a crowd of reporters without speaking before getting into a car and leaving. But Mr. Strauss-Kahn, who was once seen as a contender in...
  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn 'mentally ill'

    08/30/2011 9:53:38 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 14 replies
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | Wednesday 31 August 2011 | staff
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former IMF chief, has been described as "mentally ill" by Michel Rocard, France's highly respected former prime minister. The 81-year-old elder statesman of the Socialist party delivered his damning verdict in a live TV interview on Monday night. Mr Rocard - French prime minister from 1988 to 1991 - said it was “clearly medical problems” that drove Mr Strauss-Kahn to become embroiled in repeated sex scandals. The 63-year-old former head of the International Monetary Fund was recently freed from charges of trying to rape a hotel chambermaid in New York. Guinea-born maid Nafissatou Diallo, 32, has launched...
  • Judge rejects special prosecutor for Strauss-Kahn

    08/23/2011 10:13:17 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 08/23/11 | Joseph Ax
    Judge rejects special prosecutor for Strauss-Kahn By Joseph Ax | Reuters NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York judge dropped all criminal sexual assault charges against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Tuesday, leaving him free to return to France and rebuild a shattered career. The decision ended a case that brought three months of sordid headlines on both sides of the Atlantic about a hotel maid who accused Strauss-Kahn of attempting to rape her in his luxury Manhattan hotel suite and forced her to perform oral sex. Prosecutors took the rare step of requesting dismissal of the charges after...
  • Prosecutors File Motion to Drop DSK Charges, Saying Evidence Does Not Establish Accuser's Claims

    08/22/2011 2:49:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 08/22/2011 | By Jonathan Dienst and Shimon Prokupecz
    Prosecutors filed a motion on Monday to dismiss all charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, stating that the Manhattan maid who accused him of sexual assault had told so many lies that her story could no longer be considered reliable. Strauss-Kahn was believed to be a top French presidential contender until he was accused of attacking the maid when she entered his room to clean it. The development comes more than three months after the former head of the International Monetary Fund was arrested, and more than seven weeks after a judge released him from house arrest as investigators admitted they had...
  • Prosecutors File Motion to Drop DSK Charges

    08/22/2011 1:50:16 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 59 replies
    NBC NEW YORK ^ | Monday, Aug 22, 2011 | Jonathan Dienst and Shimon Prokupecz
    Prosecutors have filed a motion to dismiss charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who was believed to be a top French presidential contender until he was accused of sexually assaulting a Manhattan hotel maid. The development comes more than three months after the former head of the International Monetary Fund was arrested, and more than seven weeks after a judge released him from house arrest as investigators admitted they had discovered significant problems with the credibility of the maid. The accuser, who came forward late last month and identified herself as Nafissatou Diallo, met with prosecutors briefly Monday as the motion was...
  • Another Headache For DSK: Accuser Files Civil Suit

    08/08/2011 8:28:05 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 7 replies
    It isn’t exactly surprising news, but it is news nonetheless: The hotel maid who was allegedly assaulted by former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Monday filed a long-awaited civil suit against “DSK,” accusing him of a “violent and sadistic” sexual attack that has done her permanent damage. The lawsuit by Nafissatou Diallo comes on the heels of her decision to speak publicly in media interviews and at a news conference about the alleged attack by Strauss-Kahn after she entered his suite on May 14.  Prosecutors with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office are still investigating whether to pursue or...
  • Air France 'let only males serve Strauss-Kahn'

    08/04/2011 8:35:41 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    AFP ^ | 08/04/11
    Air France 'let only males serve Strauss-Kahn' (AFP) – 15 hours ago PARIS — Air France issued orders for only male staff to serve Dominique Strauss-Kahn when the former IMF boss -- accused of attempted rape in New York -- travelled on its planes, a report said Thursday. Le Parisien newspaper also said that lawyers of Strauss-Kahn's accuser were calling for testimony from Air France female stewards who allegedly suffered inappropriate behaviour by him. A spokesman for the airline however responded to the report by saying that "Air France formally denies having given any instruction about the composition of its...
  • The Maid's Tale: DSK ACCUSER TALKS TO NEWSWEEK

    07/24/2011 3:21:35 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 21 replies
    Newsweek ^ | July 25 2011 | Christopher Dickey  & John Solomon
    She was paid to clean up after the rich and powerful. Then she walked into Dominique Strauss-Kahn's room—and a global scandal. Now she tells her story. “Hello? Housekeeping.” The maid hovered in the suite’s large living room, just inside the entrance. The 32-year-old Guinean, an employee of the Sofitel hotel, had been told by a room-service waiter that room 2806 was now free for cleaning,  “Hello? Housekeeping,” the maid called out again. No reply. The door to the bedroom, to her left, was open, and she could see part of the bed. She glanced around the living room for luggage,...
  • DA set to drop charges vs. DSK

    07/05/2011 5:36:41 AM PDT · by iowamark · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | 07/05/2011 | LAURA ITALIANO
    Prosecutors will agree to drop the charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn -- either on his next court date in two weeks or even sooner, according to a top investigator in the case who called the eventual dismissal "a certainty." "We all know this case is not sustainable," the source told The Post... "In the past, guests have left stuff for her," meaning money, one source close to the defense investigation said last night. "She goes back to look for the money," and is disappointed, the source said. Also likely irking the maid? "His dismissive nature," said the source. Multiple investigators for...
  • French Writer To Sue Dominique Strauss-Kahn For Attempted Rape, DSK May Countersue

    07/04/2011 4:11:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Gothamist ^ | July 4, 2011 | Jen Chung
    As the sexual assault case against Dominque Strauss-Kahn seems to be faltering, due to concerns that the accuser has been lying to investigators (plus, there are the more scurrilous rumors), he may actually face a new set of charges in his native country: Writer Tristane Banon, who has said in interviews that the former IMF head and leading Socialist politician of trying to rape her in 2002, is going to formally accuse him of rape. However, his lawyers suggests that Strauss-Kahn may countersue for slander. Back in 2002, Banon interviewed Strauss-Kahn and met him an apartment. According to an interview...
  • Savage predicted IMF-chief case would unravel

    07/03/2011 7:46:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 2, 2011 | WND
    <p>When the conventional wisdom declared IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Khan guilty of raping a hotel maid and finished as a public figure, a lone voice said, "Hold on, something is not quite right with this picture."</p> <p>Nationally syndicated talk-radio host Michael Savage's warnings more than one month ago now appear prescient as the case against the French socialist leader – once considered the front-runner in his country's presidential race – unravels.</p>
  • Meet Nafissatou Diallo, maid assaulted by IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    07/03/2011 9:42:10 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 43 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 07/03/11 | Staff
    A photo of the young woman at the link. http://www.newyorkdaily247.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=103:nigeria-elections-2011&tmpl=component&print=1 Hope this works. I am posting under unusual circumstances.
  • Maid Cleaning Up as "Hooker": *Big tips for extra "turndown service"*

    07/03/2011 12:13:56 PM PDT · by sinanju · 55 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 2, 2011 | Laura Italiano
    "...Dominique Strauss-Kahn's accuser wasn't just a girl working at a hotel -- she was a working girl. The Sofitel housekeeper who claims the former IMF boss sexually assaulted her in his room was doing double duty as a prostitute, collecting cash on the side from male guests, The Post has learned. "There is information . . . of her getting extraordinary tips, if you know what I mean. And it's not for bringing extra f--king towels," a source close to the defense investigation said yesterday. The woman was allegedly purposely assigned to the Midtown hotel by her union because it...
  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn 'refused to pay' hooker maid for sex

    07/03/2011 12:27:26 PM PDT · by sinanju · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 3, 2011 | Brad Hamilton and Cathy Burke
    "...She had dollar signs in her eyes. Before she ever walked into Dominique Strauss-Kahn's dazzling suite at the Sofitel, his accuser was well aware of his VIP status -- and planning to get her hands in his deep pockets, sources told The Post. "She figured he's a rich dude, and she would get paid," said a source close to the defense investigation. "She was told by the crew she ran with that this was a gold mine." The maid, who routinely traded sex for money with male guests, parked her cleaning cart outside Suite 2806 on the morning of May...
  • L’affaire Strauss-Khan

    07/03/2011 12:45:04 PM PDT · by OddLane · 23 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | July 3, 2011 | Gerard Perry
    There are a number of lessons to be gleaned from the rapidly imploding criminal case against the former head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Beyond the usual, insincere breast-beating and lamentation over the media’s predictable rush to judgement, as well as questions of whether the traditional perp walk is a violation of a defendant’s due process rights, there is a much broader discussion that has yet to be fully broached. And that discussion entails the morass of fraud that lies at the heart of our country’s immigration system, especially the application process for potential asylum-seekers. The New York...
  • DSK accuser told friend, “Don’t worry, this guy has a lot of money. I know what I’m doing.”

    07/03/2011 8:36:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/02/2011 | Allahpundit
    I was tempted to lead with the Post’s bombshell about her supposedly doing a little, ahem, business on the side with some of the hotel’s guests — allegedly with the knowledge of her union(!) — but that leak came from a “source close to the defense investigation.” Could be a lie designed to drum up public pressure on the prosecution to drop the charges.What’s the motive for this, though? Twenty-eight hours after a housekeeper at the Sofitel New York said she was sexually assaulted by Dominique Strauss-Kahn, she spoke by phone to a boyfriend in an immigration jail in Arizona....
  • Maid 'laid' low as DA paid for digs (kept working as a hooker even under DA supervision)

    07/03/2011 5:01:08 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 50 replies
    NY Post ^ | 07/03/11 | BRAD HAMILTON and LARRY CELONA
    Maid 'laid' low as DA paid for digs By BRAD HAMILTON and LARRY CELONA Last Updated: 7:16 AM, July 3, 2011 Posted: 1:06 AM, July 3, 2011 She was turning tricks on the taxpayers' dime! The Sofitel maid who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of a sex attack in his suite wasn't just a hotel hooker -- she continued to work as a prostitute in a Brooklyn hotel where she was stashed by prosecutors, The Post has learned. The so-called victim, whose web of lies has crippled the Manhattan DA's case against the former International Monetary Fund boss, played host to a...
  • Hey Media: Take Your DSK “Scoops” and SHOVE IT!!!

    07/03/2011 12:32:09 AM PDT · by goods · 21 replies
    www.yossigestetner.com ^ | July 2, 2011 | Yossi Gestetner
    Funny how the world works: The NYT broke the story June 30 that the DSK case is falling apart and suddenly major media, press and tabloids are filled with “scoops” and “inside information” as to why this case stinks and how rotten the accusing Maid is. These reports are available, at CNBC, AP, Reuters, New York Post, the New York Daily News, and I only named a half a dozen. My question is: Where was all this digging back in mid-May when the story first broke? Where were all these inside info of the incompetence of the Manhattan DA that...
  • Barbara Kay: The lesson of Dominique Strauss-Khan — women lie too

    07/02/2011 9:14:51 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 67 replies
    National Post (Canada) ^ | July 2, 2011 | Barbara Kay
    The allegation of sexual assault by a New York hotel chambermaid against then IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Khan (DSK) on May 14 seemed like a slam dunk. Here was DSK, a powerful man with a long history of aggressive womanizing on a grand scale, a man known to be impervious to propriety, ethics and professional boundaries in his pursuit of new conquests. The 32-year old chambermaid, his alleged victim, on the other hand, appeared to be the poster woman for female powerlessness. She is an immigrant from Guinea and a single mother, struggling to make ends meet.
  • News of Turnaround in Dominique Strauss-Kahn Case Stuns France

    07/01/2011 11:18:16 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 24 replies
    The New York Times  ^ | July 1 2011 |  ALAN COWELL
    PARIS—The release of Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Friday from house arrest in New York represented a startling turnaround, sharpening the focus of political debate here on a central and potent issue: with the weakening of sexual assault charges against him, will he be able to resume a potentially stellar career that could lead to the presidency of his country? The question divided opinion as much among Mr. Strauss-Kahn’s own Socialist Party followers as those on the right. Moments after his release, the party spokesman, Benoît Hamon, told reporters that the court’s decision had come as an “intense relief.” Beyond that, the...
  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn goes free without bail, but prosecutors will not drop sex assault case

    07/01/2011 9:30:01 AM PDT · by Cincinna · 105 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 12011 |  JOSE MARTINEZ, MATTHEW LYSIAK, RICH SCHAPIRO AND LARRY MCSHANE
    A smiling Dominique Strauss-Kahn was freed with no bail Friday after a hearing where prosecutors said they would not drop attempted rape charges against the French bigwig. The accused sexual predator, due back in court July 18, walked out of court with his biggest legal victory since his May 14 arrest for assaulting a midtown Manhattan hotel maid. With sources saying the case was disappearing amid a series of lies by the accuser, prosecutors acknowledged their witness had "substantial credibility issues."
  • NYT bombshell: Strauss-Kahn assault case falling apart over questions about accuser’s credibility

    07/01/2011 7:02:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/01/2011 | Allahpundit
    The WSJ has a bare-bones story out tonight about Strauss-Kahn’s lawyers making a “surprise court appearance” tomorrow to ask the judge to relax his bail conditions. There’s no clue from the piece, though, about what unusual circumstances might have led to such a surprise.Meanwhile, over at the NYT: Surprise. The sexual assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn is on the verge of collapse as investigators have uncovered major holes in the credibility of the housekeeper who charged that he attacked her in his Manhattan hotel suite in May, according to two well-placed law enforcement officials…According to the two law enforcement officials,...
  • Is Strauss-Khan sex assault case about to collapse?

    06/30/2011 9:27:10 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5:02 AM on 1st July 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    The sexual assault case against ex IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Khan is close to collapse, it was tonight revealed. The New York hotel maid who accused Strauss-Khan of raping her in his $3,000-a-night suite, lied to investigators, law enforcement sources told the New York Times. Despite a wealth of forensic evidence against the 62-year-old, prosecutors have dismissed a lot of what the maid said about the alleged encounter, according to the newspaper.
  • Strauss-Kahn Case Seen as in Jeopardy

    06/30/2011 8:54:27 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 50 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 30, 2011 |  JIM DWYER, WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM and JOHN ELIGON
     The sexual assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn is on the verge of collapse as investigators have uncovered major holes in the credibility of the housekeeper who charged that he attacked her in his Manhattan hotel suite in May, according to two well-placed law enforcement officials. Although forensic tests found unambiguous evidence of a sexual encounter between Mr. Strauss-Kahn, a French politician, and the woman, prosecutors do not believe much of what the accuser has told them about the circumstances or about herself. Since her initial allegation on May 14, the accuser has repeatedly lied, one of the law enforcement officials...
  • French Socialists See Open Race Without Strauss-Kahn

    06/28/2011 4:40:00 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 27, 2011 | STEVEN ERLANGER
    Pierre Moscovici, a Socialist legislator, is “in mourning,” he said in an interview, and so are the Socialists. With the shocking fall of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the party leader who was arrested in New York on charges of sexual assault against a hotel housekeeper, the party is trying to pick up the pieces — and to pick a presidential candidate from an uninspiring set of choices. Mr. Moscovici was one of the closest allies of Mr. Strauss-Kahn, his former teacher, known as D.S.K. He was deeply involved in preparing the campaign that was expected to sweep Mr. Strauss-Kahn and the Socialists...
  • Court Papers Detail Strauss-Kahn’s Statements After Arrest

    06/18/2011 12:44:43 AM PDT · by Cincinna · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 16, 2011 | WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM
    About 15 minutes after police detectives from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey pulled Dominique Strauss-Kahn off a Paris-bound flight, he told them he had diplomatic immunity, according to a document filed by prosecutors on Thursday. Then, after he was handcuffed, Mr. Strauss-Kahn, managing director of the IMF asked to speak to someone from the French consulate and requested that his handcuffs be secured in front of him rather than behind his back. When it became clear that he would miss his flight, he asked to make a call so he could let people know he would not...
  • DSK Claimed Diplomatic Immunity When Arrested: Documents

    06/16/2011 9:08:52 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 20 replies · 1+ views
    NBC NEWS ^ | June 16, 2011 | Jonathan Dienst and Shimon Prokupecz
    When Dominique Strauss-Kahn was arrested at John F. Kennedy airport last month on his way out of the country, police said he initially told them "I have diplomatic immunity."  When police asked him to show his papers, he answered: “It’s not in this passport, I have a second passport. Can I speak with someone from the French Consulate?”   Strauss-Kahn’s statements are contained in a Voluntary Disclosure Form given by prosecutors to defense lawyers and filed by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance on Thursday. The documents contain summaries of what Strauss-Kahn, the former IMF chief, said as he was being...
  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn expected to claim 'police irregularities' over arrest

    06/06/2011 12:05:13 AM PDT · by Cincinna · 21 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | 6/5/11 | Henry Samuel, Paris
      Dominique Strauss-Kahn is expected to claim his arrest was marred by irregularities when he is formally arraigned in New York state court on Monday on sexual assault charges.   The former IMF  chief faces several charges including  attempted rape, sexual abuse, and unlawful imprisonment on a New York hotel maid.  He was arrested on May 14 as he sat in an Air France jet awaiting takeoff for Paris after contacting the Sofitel hotel to say he had forgotten one of his mobile phones.  Police traced the call and arrested him, citing fears he might seek to  flee the country.   A source...
  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn expected to claim 'police irregularities' over arrest

    06/05/2011 6:01:10 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | June 5, 2011 | Henry Samuel
    The former International Monetary Fund chief faces several charges including charges including attempted rape, sexual abuse, and unlawful imprisonment on a New York hotel maid last month. He was arrested on May 14 as he sat in an Air France jet awaiting take for Paris after contacting the Sofitel hotel to say he had forgotten one of his mobile phones. Police traced the call and arrested him, citing fears he might seek to flee the country. A source close to Mr Strauss-Kahn, a former Socialist presidential hopeful, said the flight fear was unfounded. "The conditions of Mr Strauss-Kahn's arrest pose...
  • French soul-searching over DSK case grows

    06/05/2011 4:49:22 PM PDT · by decimon · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 5, 2011 | Thierry Leveque and Daniel Flynn
    PARIS (Reuters) – The arrest of ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on attempted rape charges has unleashed a soul-searching in French politics, media and law that seems to deepen rather than wane as his case progresses. Strauss-Kahn, who will plead not guilty Monday to charges he tried to rape a maid in a New York hotel, had been a likely future French President before his dramatic arrest three weeks ago as he sat in an airplane waiting to take off for Paris. "The Strauss-Kahn affair is going to change a lot of things," said Chantal Brunel, a member of the ruling...
  • French Socialists May Expel Member Speaking Out on Strauss-Kahn

    06/02/2011 4:18:00 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 1, 2011 | MAĎA de la BAUME
    Nine years ago, Anne Mansouret dissuaded her daughter from filing a legal complaint for attempted rape against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a prominent member of the Socialist Party in France and the former husband of one of her best friends. But now she is speaking out about what happened and what other Socialist leaders knew. And some Socialists — deeply embarrassed by the allegations against the wealthy man who was likely to be their presidential candidate next year — have called for her expulsion from the party. In a series of interviews, Mrs. Mansouret — by turns defensive, emotional, argumentative and uncompromising...
  • After Attacks, New York Hotels To Equip Maids With 'Panic Button' (Dominique Strauss-Kahn)

    06/02/2011 9:45:23 AM PDT · by SteveH · 11 replies · 1+ views
    NPR ^ | June 1, 2011 05:49 PM | Eyder Peralta
    Two high-profile attacks on hotel maids are leading to a change in security at two Manhattan hotels: The Wall Street Journal reports that according to union officials, the Pierre Hotel and the Sofitel New York will equip their room attendants with panic buttons in case they are attacked. The Journal reports the change came after a meeting with union officials: "Let everybody in the world traveling to New York know that when they stay in a hotel room, the person cleaning that room is armed with a button that they can immediately press if you're stupid enough to get inappropriate,"...
  • Tristane Banon: This Is What It Was Like When Strauss-Kahn Sexually Assaulted Me

    06/02/2011 8:53:38 AM PDT · by SteveH · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | May 18, 2011 | Courtney Comstock
    The video below of Tristane Banon talking about what it was like when Dominique Strauss-Kahn came onto her is getting posted all around the internet now that DSK has been charged with sexual assault. [...] "It ended really badly. We ended up fighting. It finished really violently." "We fought on the floor. It wasn't a case of a couple of slaps. I kicked him, he unhooked my bra, he tried to open my jeans." [...] "For my first book I had to interview people about their biggest mistake...he didn't really answer but suggested we meet again. He asked me to...
  • French Socialists May Expel Member Speaking Out on Strauss-Kahn

    06/02/2011 7:25:42 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 1, 2011 | MAĎA de la BAUME
    PARIS — Nine years ago, Anne Mansouret dissuaded her daughter from filing a legal complaint for attempted rape against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a prominent member of the Socialist Party in France and the former husband of one of her best friends. But now she is speaking out about what happened and what other Socialist leaders knew. And some Socialists — deeply embarrassed by the allegations against the wealthy man who was likely to be their presidential candidate next year — have called for her expulsion from the party. In a series of interviews, Mrs. Mansouret — by turns defensive, emotional, argumentative...