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Posted on 06/30/2011 8:54:27 PM PDT by Cincinna
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 said.
Senior prosecutors met with lawyers for Mr. Strauss-Kahn on Thursday and provided details about their findings, and the parties are discussing whether to dismiss the felony charges. Among the discoveries, one of the officials said, are issues involving the asylum application of the 32-year-old housekeeper, who is Guinean, and possible links to criminal activities, including drug dealing and money laundering.
Prosecutors and defense lawyers will return to State Supreme Court in Manhattan on Friday morning, when Justice Michael J. Obus is expected to consider easing the extraordinary bail conditions that he imposed on Mr. Strauss-Kahn in the days after he was charged. "snip" "It is a mess, a mess on both sides, one official said.
According to the two officials, the woman had a phone conversation with an incarcerated man within a day of her encounter with Mr. Strauss-Kahn in which she discussed the possible benefits of pursuing the charges against him. The conversation was recorded.
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Who lied? First, le Scuz Bucket claimed nothing happened. Then he said, if anything happened, it was consensual.
Of course, this is from The New York Times, “The newspaper of rancid.”
It doesn’t matter now if he raped her or not. His lawyers will tear her and the case to shreds and the DA knows it.
WOW! The French Blogs are again abuzz with conspiracy theories.
The hearing is tomorrow morning, and more evidence discovered by the Prosecution will be turned over to the Defense.
The main conspiracy theory has always involved a plot by Sarko to destroy his potential opponent, DSK.
With all the money laundering seemingly involved, one might look more to an international finance, NWO plot.
Very disturbing developments. I still believe the rape incident took place, but the victim’s credibility has certainly been put in question, compromising the case .
Putting on my tin-foil hat for a moment, I’m wondering about the DA, Cyrus Vance, Jr, and his connections to international finance and NWO.
I always wondered how a short, fat, naked 62 year-old frenchman could physically “force” a 32 year-old manual laborer to do some of the things claimed.
I’ll take French, IMF one world government advocating perverts with diplomatic immunity for $1,000, Alec.
Apparently the “skeptical” authorities are in no hurry to drop anything. Nothing is scheduled for a couple of weeks.
My favorite, from memory, is “she’s only a maid, it’s not like she’s a person of any importance.”
Isn’t it funny how those socialist, people of the masses tend to treat certain segments of society as inferior? So much for the heroes of the masses.
At this point, I think I’ll go with the rumor he was about to blow the whistle that there is no gold left in Ft. Knox. By the way, where is the $6Billion in cash that has gone missing in Iraq?
Reminds me how Carvelle tried to discredit Paula - drag a dollar through a trailer park, something like that. So much for her hospital tests and the cops said she was very credible at that part. They had enough time to buy off, change stories, etc. Nothing new under the sun.
I agree. He may have raped her but she seems like a slimy character, perhaps a scheming immigrant with criminal intent. The article mentioned that she had received large deposits from different sources and had many different cell phones. She seems like a good candidate for Obama’s defacto amnesty. With any justice, she would be promptly deported. Our dear leader will probably appoint her to his cabinent.
Franco European Colonialist Perpetrator
African Female (Tawanna Brawley - Duke Lacross) Victim
What is the agenda? Sell papers, reparations, white male haters?
What will Whoppi say this time?
Bonfire of the vanities ending??????????
“According to the two officials, the woman had a phone conversation with an incarcerated man within a day of her encounter with Mr. Strauss-Kahn in which she discussed the possible benefits of pursuing the charges against him. The conversation was recorded.”
That alone left me shaken; it is possible that this has been one huge fraud and if they did have other encounters before, it does make me wonder. While assaults do happen by people that the victim knows, I am quite sure that if they knew each other before, it wasn’t through any family reunion or having a legitimate, open relationship. I mean, if you’re assaulted, what is there to discuss other than going for the throat.
Right after the accusation, there were endless demonstrations against rape and evil white men and maids marched en masse right after the charges were filed and announced. If it turns out that it was a setup and she was a mistress of his and the encounter was consensual, then there will be a massive backlash. So I hope. This is a rabid feminist dream come true and it will be a nightmare for feminists if it turns out to be untrue.
Hearing tomorrow in NYS Criminal Court:
“Prosecutors and defense lawyers will return to State Supreme Court in Manhattan on Friday morning, when Justice Michael J. Obus is expected to consider easing the extraordinary bail conditions that he imposed on Mr. Strauss-Kahn in the days after he was charged.”
People like you are making this website a punchline virtually everywhere but FOX News. You're a professor? Listent to yourself!
If he was set up, then this is certainly a miscarriage of justice.
Did you read the NYT article? Your comment is non sensical. My comments reflected the revelations in the article about her past and her untruthful statements to police.
That actually makes it less likely she'd want to attract attention by raising a false ruckus,
I always new his diplomatic credentials would allow him to get away with this crime.
This is really sad. Another case of a powerful man being able to rape a powerless victim and getting away with it.
It doesn’t matter if her boyfriend is a crook, or even that she lied on her asylum forms, or helped her guy launder drug money. It is not OK to rape people, even if they are of dubious character. It’s not even OK to rape prostitutes.
I still believe this was actual rape because all we were told that day about how she was found point to a scared, injured maid (weren’t there drops of her blood found after he anally penetrated her? Do you REALLY think a maid goes in to clean a room and feels lucky to get to do the backdoor with a big Frenchman?) who was cowering in a closet, and spitting and trying to vomit his evidence?
Also, his actions — racing off to the airport, leaving his cell phone behind — are not those of a man who happily enjoyed a romp with the willing housekeeper. He wanted out of there rapidly. (I believe he also told the hotel he was out of the room so they would send a maid in.)
It would be nice if the victim were not now found to be a poor character, but even people of poor character don’t deserve rape. Sadly, all the good legal muscle is on the other side, and if S-K gets out of house arrest, someone will sneak him onto a private plane and get him to an island where a new diplomatic passport could be waiting for him, and he returns to France.
DSK may be a sleaze, but it seems obvious that the accuser has no credibility and he will walk. Was there a conspiracy to get rid of him? Unlikely, because a conspiracy would have found a more credible accuser.
If this gets dismissed he goes back to France a victim and a hero, and will probably end up President of France next year.
The French have to be crazy if that’s how they would pick a president.
This pudgy clown must have been extremely horny to gamble on whatever housekeeper the hotel would send to his reportedly “unoccupied” room. What if they’d sent a guy?
Paula's most lasting contribution to US history is that Clinton's crookedness is literal.
He was the frontrunner to be president of France before this incident in NYC. If this case is dismissed because of the severe character flaws described here for the maid, he will appear a victim of her and US law enforcement and the US legal system.
It could be that with his arrest too many other, similar storiees have emerged and he is just toast, but I could certainly see him and a PR team turning him into a heroic victim, a good and decent and important man, a man falsely accused, then dragged off his return flight home to be booked on outrageous and made up charges
Did you read the article? If it's correct, then she's not your average humble chamber maid, is she? She's dirt, and now she must experience the full consequences of being dirt!
Of course, I'll grant you, it's not OK to rape even dirt. But when dirt makes an accusation, then dirt's testimony is lousy evidence! That's a heavy burden for any prosecution to bear LOL.
She has served her purpose. A leftard frog presidential candidate has been put through the wringer on the wrong side of the pond (for him), losing his job to the skinny dried up bitch from Chicago and Paris. Good show. Now it's time to focus on other problems, namely, the dirt problem, and in particular, the illegal immigrant subset thereof.
Also, his actions racing off to the airport, leaving his cell phone behind are not those of a man who happily enjoyed a romp with the willing housekeeper. He wanted out of there rapidly. (I believe he also told the hotel he was out of the room so they would send a maid in.)
Not true. He checked out of the hotel as if nothing unusual had happened. Then he had lunch with his ex and their daughter before proceeding to the airport. At that point, he realized he was missing one of his phones and called the hotel to ask if they had it. When they said they'd courier it to him, he told them he was at the airport waiting to board an Air France flight. They sent the Port Authority Police instead. Hardly the actions of a guilty man! If he'd headed directly for the airport and not called about the phone, he'd have been high over the North Atlantic before the NYPD would have had a clue.
Humm, this is an interesting twist. In all the brouhaha over this alleged sexcapade of his, and it sure looks weird how he reacted, it’s scarcely been mentioned that he was heir apparent to the presidency of France. Well, now France knows him a lot better. Maybe they’ll be glad they did.
Well, granted that maybe DSK thought he was going to go scot free even though he called the hotel. He miscalculated America.
“If this gets dismissed he goes back to France a victim and a hero, and will probably end up President of France next year.”
My guess is, no way. He may skate with this conviction, but too much is coming out of the woodwork back home. This guy is a serial predator, and the facade is now off. His friends can’t cover for him, anymore.
He’ll also find that, a la OJ, even if the criminal system is too high minded to convict him, he can be sued. That’s hardly the last to be heard from the “lady” because it’s awful hard to get DNA to lie.
Good point. You don’t skate away from a real legal system THAT easily.
That's certainly possible.
It's not as if his ways with women were unknown among knowledgeable Frogs.
For instance, there is the case of the lovely Tristane Banon, whom fellow leftard Frogs admonished, "We know it's true, but bury the case, because politically he is the last chance that remains for the left." [17:17] Yes, a man who has an
Achilles heel, actually the heel of Priapus, which is huge [LOL!!].
But do the Frog sheeple know? Do they care? Hopefully, they are just tired of socialists. But, if not, then may they reject a top socialist for the wrong reasons! As long as they reject him!
The point is, DSK obviously didn't think he'd done anything out of the ordinary, nothing to go scot free (or frog free) about. Just a quick boink and time to have lunch with the grad student daughter and head back across the pond and brief Chancellor Angela in the morning. If he'd been fleeing a crime, he'd have known better than to call the hotel.
I find it a little hard to believe the only way DSK would have been able to be located was by the call to the hotel. Not with our database keeping ubergropemeisters on duty (even if the high horse diplomats get a pass from actual groping).
You assume 911 was called immediately, and the NYPD was on the case from the beginning. That's not how it unfolded. It wasn't until about 15:30 that the NYPD was really on it, and that was about when the call from DSK came in. If DSK had been running, he wouldn't have called, and the NYPD would have been too late.
Then it would have been up to the State Department to try to get him extradited. And, you may recall how long that took in the case of Ira Einhorn, an American client of Arlen Spector's who was wanted for murdering his girlfriend in Philly and who had been living in France with his French girlfriend for years. Think how much longer it would have taken to extradite a top Frog! Think eternity!
Well this should help to further stabilize the euro and european politics. /s
When does WW III begin?
“Was there a conspiracy to get rid of him? Unlikely, because a conspiracy would have found a more credible accuser.”
You’re assuming the intent was to have him spend time in jail. IMO the intent was to remove him from the IMF, mission accomplished.
You beat me to it and win the Daily Double!
I don’t assume squat except the system by which TSA can find any traveler from airport security onward.
Wow...Looks like I was right in reserving judgement! Now where are all those freepers who were attacking me over reserving my judgement on this incident!
But then why flee the scene and hop on an Air France flight at the last minute?
Two wrongs don’t make a right.
Two Wrights make an airplane.
An attempt to make money off this after the fact doesn’t exactly mean it didn’t happen.... and could have been expected... (this is America, after all). It’s amazing that she was being recorded that early on. (maybe it’s the policy with inmates in jail, that they are always being taped.)
I always wondered how she would make money on this after being unavailable to be bribed.
The family of the black, Muslim maid went for the payoff almost immediately. I am sure the DA knows this.
From what I read, they took the money, and then some, and it can be traced back to her.
Your assuming she has common sense.
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