Skip to comments.Strauss-Kahn Accuser’s Call Alarmed Prosecutors
Posted on 07/01/2011 8:40:53 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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.
Investigators with the Manhattan district attorneys office learned the call had been recorded and had it translated from a unique dialect of Fulani, a language from the womans native country, Guinea, according to a well-placed law enforcement official.
When the conversation was translated a job completed only this Wednesday investigators were alarmed: She says words to the effect of, Dont worry, this guy has a lot of money. I know what Im doing, the official said.
It was another ground-shifting revelation in a continuing series of troubling statements, fabrications and associations that unraveled the case and upended prosecutors view of the woman. Once, in the hours after she said she was attacked on May 14, shed been a very pious, devout Muslim woman, shattered by this experience, the official said a seemingly ideal witness.
Little by little, her credibility as a witness crumbled she had lied about her immigration, about being gang raped in Guinea, about her experiences in her homeland and about her finances, according to two law enforcement officials. She had been linked to people suspected of crimes. She changed her account of what she did immediately after the encounter with Mr. Strauss-Kahn. Sit-downs with prosecutors became tense, even angry. Initially composed, she later collapsed in tears and got down on the floor during questioning. She became unavailable to investigators from the district attorneys office for days at a time.
Now the phone call raised yet another problem: it seemed as if she hoped to profit from whatever occurred in Suite 2806.
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As another FReeper put it, the man was Spitzered!
The ultimate politically correct prosecution satisfying the sex phobias and sex crime obsessions of both the Right and the Left!
I have no prejudice against immigrants in general, but but but ...
One of the great unreported stories of our time is that many have brought with them an incredble level of dishonesty, criminality and an ability to game the sytem.
I’m not talking just illegal immigrants. Many are from countries where there is no respect for institutions or the law. They are conducting a huge illegal money drain, sending under the table cash overseas.
So, summary execution of Kahn is out?
As screwed up as our “Justice” system is (has nothing to do with justice) it looks like court trials are still better than trial by the press.
Any chance this illegal will get deported, weather the rape case goes forward or not?
From this article it looks like an attempted shakedown gone awry?
I never understood the hyphenated name for a man of his stature. The only guys with hyphenated names I know of are blue collar types married to white collar women.
Sounds like she may be caught up in a shakedown scam, either as her own idea, or she was put up to it by some other parties. OR, this might be a smear campaign by parties to discredit the victim in this case. The holes and flip-flopping (according to the authorities) in her story aren’t helping her though.
In Europe, it is common.
The Times would like nothing better than to save their socialist friend.
And we all have had experience with leftist sex perverts who would do ANYTHING to twist the truth in order to retain power.
Oh, the heat I caught here for daring to suspect fraud the morning this story broke.
I sure would feel better if I had even suspected some sort of fraud. We jumped on this case just like the ethnic studies department at Duke jumped on the Duke lacrosse team.
I am ashamed of myself.
smear job by the NYTimes...
her “connections with crime” are a finace who used her identity to launder drug money.
and even her saying “I know what I am doing” could be that he was telling her she had no chance to win but she knew what she was doing was right. The “change of story” is that she cleaned a room before she reported it (many of the rape victims I examined had gone home and showered before reporting it, so the small delay is no unusual...)
One would love to hear the cops sense of the story, not the times, which has an interest in getting this SOB free.
The “best case” scenerio is that he had “consensual” sex with a maid...but even then, it could be covered by the sexual harassment law, which covers the fact she might feel compelled to give him sex or get fired.
He has done such things before...has she? She’s been working at the hotel for three years, and this is the first guy she’s had sex with?
Where’s Al sharpton when we need him.
Gossip about other allegedly similar events involving DSK, but in the Old World, has been buzzing in France.
I’m not sure how the maid expects a criminal prosecution of DSK to earn her squat. That can’t get her a settlement — the American system does not work that way, which would be the suborning of a witness. She could file a lawsuit against DSK in a separate action, but that has yet to happen.
So this girl got herself hired as a maid at a swanky French hotel, hoping to seduce some rich guest and then turn on him and claim rape. Maybe.
Maybe she and DSK deserve one another, after all.
The Times really wants their boy to go free. Interesting that what trumps a black female Muslim illegal immigrant is a fantastically rich French NGO socialist.
I think this woman was hardly a sweet young thing and that visions of profiting from the incident in some way (perhaps a civil suit later) did cross her mind, but I also think he did attack her. There was physical evidence - scratches, his DNA under her fingernails, etc. She could have made a lot more money if it had been consensual or if she had consented after he grabbed her (apparently his style was simply to leap on women who were his inferiors) and she then threatened to reveal it. Doing something where it became a criminal case meant that she wasn’t going to be able to profit on it (unless, again, after the criminal proceedings, she tried to file some kind of civil suit).
But it’s interesting to see who the Times is protecting this time around.
I read a great article the other day (in the WSJ, I believe, but I’m not certain) asking who needs the IMF in the first place and urging that it be disbanded. It is funded primarily by the US and was set up after WWII. The author felt it had outlived any usefulness that it may have had.
“The only guys with hyphenated names I know of are blue collar types married to white collar women.”
That’s funny; like Jefferson Darcy in “Married with Children” (he took his wife’s last name - no hyphen).
“I am ashamed of myself.”
Don’t be; I never said much about this because I didn’t care either way about it (NYC is a foreign country to me, and it’s 6 miles away), but news stories at the time painted a very different picture: they made it clear there was contact, and gave the impression he was fleeing. They also never questioned the integrity of the accuser in any way.
Under the bus with her.
But ... what is the truth?
It is remarkable how ‘truth’ can change so quickly, and be accepted both “before” and “after” so completely, by so many.
IMHO we are far too easily manipulated.
In his case it's his family's surname. He is the son of a lawyer by the name of Gilbert Strauss-Kahn. I just thought of someone else with French roots who has a hyphenated surname,actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Her father, who was born in Paris, is billionaire Dreyfus Group heir Gerard Louis-Dreyfus.
there is justice, apparently.