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Strauss-Kahn Accuser’s Call Alarmed Prosecutors
nytimes.com ^ | July 1, 2011 | JIM DWYER and MICHAEL WILSON

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 attorney’s office learned the call had been recorded and had it translated from a “unique dialect of Fulani,” a language from the woman’s 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, ‘Don’t worry, this guy has a lot of money. I know what I’m 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, she’d 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 attorney’s 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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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: strausskahn

1 posted on 07/01/2011 8:40:57 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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!


2 posted on 07/01/2011 8:44:30 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


3 posted on 07/01/2011 8:47:59 PM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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?


4 posted on 07/01/2011 8:49:53 PM PDT by Loyal Sedition (Loyal Sedition, often described as "To the right of Attila The Hun"!)
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To: Williams
My first thought on reading the stories earlier today was - she has to be deported. But then I thought about Obama's Aunt Zetuni there in public housing in Boston, who was supposed to be deported a long time ago (and will probably die of natural causes, superannuated, in Boston.) And I realized...
5 posted on 07/01/2011 8:53:29 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Strauss-Kahn

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.

6 posted on 07/01/2011 9:06:59 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


7 posted on 07/01/2011 9:19:18 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Last Dakotan

In Europe, it is common.


8 posted on 07/01/2011 9:51:37 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Be very careful of NYT accounts.

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.

9 posted on 07/01/2011 9:51:38 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: Wally_Kalbacken
Whether her story is true or not, she should be deported. Maybe she told a true story since apparently there is DNA evidence, but her lies and con-games make her lacking in credibility.
10 posted on 07/01/2011 10:01:30 PM PDT by apocalypto
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh, the heat I caught here for daring to suspect fraud the morning this story broke.


11 posted on 07/01/2011 11:01:51 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Lovers ARE fighters)
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To: the invisib1e hand

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.


12 posted on 07/01/2011 11:04:26 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


13 posted on 07/01/2011 11:21:14 PM PDT by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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To: Eva

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.


14 posted on 07/01/2011 11:28:41 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Last Dakotan
She's a billionaire. He's just an overpaid bureaucrat, with political connections and aspirations. That's a bigger gap than in your white collar woman vs. blue collared man scenario.
15 posted on 07/02/2011 12:37:07 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Free ThinkerNY; LadyDoc

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.


16 posted on 07/02/2011 3:24:11 AM PDT by livius
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To: Last Dakotan

“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).


17 posted on 07/02/2011 3:37:53 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Eva

“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.


18 posted on 07/02/2011 3:41:03 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


19 posted on 07/02/2011 3:42:38 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (BUY AMERICAN. The job you save will be your son's, or your daughter's)
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To: LadyDoc
smear job by the NYTimes...

Maid Cleaning Up as "Hooker"

20 posted on 07/02/2011 4:04:36 AM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: Loyal Sedition
No, the summary execution of Kahn is still on for general principles; we're just adding an extra rope for the accuser.
21 posted on 07/02/2011 5:08:06 AM PDT by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: Last Dakotan
" I never understood a 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."

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.

22 posted on 07/02/2011 9:55:37 AM PDT by Mila
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To: Eva
I wouldnt say he's without some culpability. It looks now like they had a fling and she decided to extort him.

there is justice, apparently.

23 posted on 07/03/2011 8:24:30 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Lovers ARE fighters)
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