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  • Marriott hotels placing envelopes in rooms to guilt guests into leaving gratuity

    09/15/2014 10:19:02 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 175 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 September 2014 | By Associated Press
    Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping. The campaign, called 'The Envelope Please,' begins this week. Envelopes will be placed in 160,000 rooms in the U.S. and Canada. Some 750 to 1,000 hotels will participate from Marriott brands like Courtyard, Residence Inn, J.W. Marriott, Ritz-Carlton and Renaissance hotels. The name of the person who cleans the room will be written on the envelope along with a message: 'Our caring room attendants enjoyed making your stay warm and comfortable....
  • Saudi police on the hunt for a 'witch' housemaid

    07/29/2013 3:36:52 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 20 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | 7/28/13
    Saudi police are searching for an Indonesian housemaid accused by her employer of casting a magic spell on all his family, causing fainting and epileptic fits to them. The Saudi man said the maid joined his family in the capital Riyadh nearly three years ago and that she has been treated nicely by all family members. “Recently, all family members has started to suffer from fainting and epileptic fits. After the housemaid fled, we found magic items planted in various part of our house,” the unnamed man said, quoted by Sabq Arabic language daily. “I swear that we do not...
  • All charges against Dominique Strauss Kahn set to be dropped

    08/21/2011 3:56:43 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12:02 PM on 21st August 2011 | By Hannah Roberts
    Prosecutors are reportedly set to ask a judge to abandon the case against Dominique Strauss Kahn. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance is preparing to ask that all charges against the former head of the IMF accused of attempting to rape hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo are dropped Tuesday. Such requests from the DA 'are never denied', an expert told the New York Post meaning Strauss-Kahn could finally return to his home country after being forced to remian in the U.S for months.
  • Lawyers for maid in Strauss Kahn scandal expect charges to be dropped as case collapses

    08/21/2011 12:00:29 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6:03 AM on 21st August 2011 | By Hannah Roberts
    The prosecutors in the Dominique Strauss-Kahn scandal will meet the hotel maid accusing the former IMF chief of sexual assault on Monday, in a sign the case may be headed for dismissal. Douglas Wigdor, a lawyer for the maid, Nafissatou Diallo, said the Manhattan district attorney's office requested in a letter that Diallo meet with them at 3 p.m. The letter also said that, if she failed to appear, prosecutors would assume she was not interested in discussing the case, Wigdor said. 'This is just another piece of evidence demonstrating what may be the ultimate outcome of this case,' Wigdor...
  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn Accuser Tells Her Story in Exclusive ABC News Interview

    07/24/2011 7:13:17 PM PDT · by Wally_Kalbacken · 28 replies
    ABC.COM ^ | 7/24/2011 | AARON KATERSKY
    The hotel maid who has accused former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of trying to sexually assault her in a New York City hotel room has broken her public silence in an exclusive broadcast interview with ABC News. "I want justice. I want him to go to jail," Nafissatou Diallo told ABC's Robin Roberts in an interview to air Monday on "Good Morning America" and "World News with Diane Sawyer" and Tuesday on "Nightline." "I want him to know that there is some places you cannot use your money, you cannot use your power when you do something like...
  • Strauss-Kahn 'rape victim' accused of being a prostitute...

    07/02/2011 10:16:31 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5:38 PM on 2nd July 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    The hotel maid who claims former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn raped her has been accused of working as a prostitute. Allegations have emerged that the 32-year-old cleaner was was taking extra money from male guests at the hotel for sex. '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 defence investigation told the New York Post. The woman also had 'a lot of her expenses – hair braiding, salon expenses – paid for by men not related to her,' the source added....
  • 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.
  • Maid's beheading in Saudi Arabia halts Indonesian domestic worker scheme

    06/23/2011 11:51:28 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 6/23/11
    Indonesia will suspend sending domestic helpers to Saudi Arabia after the beheading of a maid convicted of murdering her Saudi employer.Migrant worker Ruyati binti Sapubi, 54, was executed after she was convicted of murdering her Saudi employer, Khairiya bint Hamid Mijlid, with a meat cleaver. The maid carried out the killing after she was denied permission to leave the kingdom and return to her family in Indonesia, according to officials in Jakarta.
  • Queens Lawmaker Proposes "Panic Button" for Hotel Housekeepers

    05/23/2011 9:17:15 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 24 replies
    NBC New York ^ | May 23, 2011 | N/A
    A New York assemblyman says he wants the state to require hotels to provide their housekeepers with an emergency "panic button" that would help protect them from sexual assaults on the job. Assemblyman Rory Lancman, a Democrat from Queens, said he will introduce the bill Monday. The move comes a week after former International Monetary Fund Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was charged with sexually assaulting a Manhattan hotel maid. "We send hotel workers, housekeepers into rooms by themselves without any other staff, without any other security," Lancman said at a news conference Sunday outside the Sofitel Hotel, the site of Strauss-Kahn's...
  • Freep a Poll! (Will Schwartzneggar be back?)

    05/18/2011 4:50:04 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 19 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 5-18-11 | NY Daily News
    Will Arnold be back? Do you think news of Arnold Schwarzenegger's love child will hurt his plans to return to the big screen? Absolutely. He's toxic right now. No way. He'll bounce back. I'm strongly ambivalent.
  • Presumed Innocent, Anyone? (Ben Steins terrible DSK defense)

    05/18/2011 9:30:24 AM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 27 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 05-17-11 | Ben Stein
    Now for a few humble thoughts about Dominique Strauss-Kahn and his recent brush with law and journalism, bearing in mind that it's possible indeed, maybe even likely, that he is guilty as the prosecutors charge: 1.) If he is such a womanizer and violent guy with women, why didn't he ever get charged until now? If he has a long history of sexual abuse, how can it have remained no more than gossip this long? France is a nation of vicious political rivalries. Why didn't his opponents get him years ago? 2.) In life, events tend to follow patterns. People...
  • No anonymity in France for Strauss-Kahn's accuser ("She is a good Muslim. She is really pretty")

    05/18/2011 6:00:35 AM PDT · by Libloather · 135 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 5/17/11
    No anonymity in France for Strauss-Kahn's accuserName of NYC hotel maid who says IMF chief attacked her is published in Paris msnbc.com staff and news service reports updated 5/17/2011 9:06:18 PM ET The hotel maid who accuses International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of trying to rape her is a 32-year-old immigrant from Guinea who told her brother, "somebody has done something really bad to me," according to media reports. Her identity has been withheld in U.S. media publications, in accordance with standard journalistic practice. But media outlets in France, where Strauss-Kahn is from, began reporting her name Tuesday. Among...
  • IMF Head Dragged Off Plane in NYC, Arrested, Accused of Sodomizing Hotel Maid...

    05/14/2011 6:21:30 PM PDT · by Sprite518 · 167 replies
    New York Post via Drudge Report ^ | 5/14/2011 | PHILIP MESSING, JAMIE SCHRAM, LARRY CELONA and BILL SANDERSON Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/ne
    The French political bigshot who heads the International Monetary Fund was arrested for allegedly sodomizing a Manhattan hotel maid today — hauled off an Air France flight just moments before takeoff from Kennedy Airport, police said.
  • Gloria Allred Says Letter Is Proof Meg Whitman Knew Housekeeper Was Illegal

    09/30/2010 3:21:30 PM PDT · by LonelyCon · 81 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sept. 30, 2010 | MICHAEL FALCONE
    Lawyer Gloria Allred released a letter today that she claims proves California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman knowingly employed an undocumented immigrant as her housekeeper. The letter was sent from the Social Security Administration to Whitman and her husband Griffith Harsh on April 22, 2003. It advises the couple that the Social Security number of their housekeeper, Nicky Diaz, did not match their files. The back of the letter includes a handwritten note, which Allred said was written by Harsh, that reads: "Nicky, please check this. Thanks." Allred said that neither Whitman nor her husband followed up with Diaz about the...
  • Doctor: Saudi Family Hammered Nails Into Sri Lankan Maid

    08/25/2010 3:50:08 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 81 replies
    AOL News ^ | August 25, 2010 | Dana Kennedy
    (Aug. 25) -- A 50-year-old Sri Lankan woman who worked as a maid for a large family in Saudi Arabia for five months was allegedly tortured by some of the family members hammering nails into her body, doctors said. The woman, who flew back to Colombo, Sri Lanka, from Riyadh on Saturday night, was brought to the hospital by her concerned children Monday. X-rays showed there were 23 nails embedded in her body. "Some of the nails were 2 inches long," Dr. Prabath Gajadeera of Kamburupitiya Base Hospital told AOL News today. "Most of the nails were embedded in her...
  • Fair-Wage Housecleaning

    12/08/2008 12:07:53 PM PST · by CE2949BB · 13 replies · 735+ views
    SF Gate ^ | December 8, 2008 | Novella Carpenter
    An acquaintance of mine, Rebecca (not her real name), agreed to take me with her on a day of cleaning. I was curious how housecleaners were faring in this economy, and I wanted to get some perspective on how it feels to get paid for something most people don't consider "real work." Her gig was at a recently vacated apartment in Oakland. While Rebecca perched on a ladder and scrubbed six years of grease off the kitchen ceiling, we chatted about money. Rebecca started the business six years ago, with a friend. "Me and my friend were both getting fat...
  • Nude Maid: Person of Interest for Police

    06/04/2008 11:33:52 AM PDT · by The Eagle Bomb · 59 replies · 735+ views
    TAMPA, Fla. -- The wife of a Tampa man who hired a nude maid to clean their home while she was away is speaking out about jewelry stolen from their home. Police say Kenna Dimartini is a person of interest in the case. The wife, who does not want to be identified, says $40,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from their home. The husband was able to point officers to the woman's Web site and give a description. The wife says she plans to file for divorce.
  • Nude maid cleans up, steals $40K

    05/28/2008 6:02:25 AM PDT · by devane617 · 81 replies · 1,397+ views
    MiamiHerald ^ | 05/28/2008
    A nude maid cleaned up good at a Florida man's home. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says the maid stole more than $40,000 from a Cheval home despite not wearing any clothes. The 50-year-old man hired the maid through the Internet on Friday to clean his suburban Tampa home. Authorities said the woman arrived at the home in a one-piece, light colored dress. She took off the dress and cleaned the house for $100 per hour. Sheriff's office spokeswoman Debbie Carter said the man told deputies he left the maid alone in the bedroom to clean. When the man's wife...
  • Saudis Prepare To Behead Teenage Maid

    07/15/2007 6:20:15 PM PDT · by blam · 125 replies · 3,066+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-16-2007 | Tim Butcher
    Saudis prepare to behead teenage maid By Tim Butcher, Middle East Correspondent Last Updated: 1:19am BST 16/07/2007 The imminent execution of a teenage maid in Saudi Arabia drew fierce criticism yesterday and provoked condemnation of the kingdom's prolific use of capital punishment. The case has brought fresh attention to the draconian Saudi criminal justice system which is expected this year to set a new record in its use of the death sentence. Human rights campaigners yesterday urged the authorities not to behead a 19-year-old Sri Lankan maid found guilty of killing a baby in her care. According to the Saudi...
  • (Naomi) Campbell In Court Accused Of Injuring Maid With Phone

    06/27/2006 6:23:36 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 406+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-28-2006 | Jack Fairweather
    Campbell in court accused of injuring maid with phone By Jack Fairweather in New York (Filed: 28/06/2006) Naomi Campbell appeared in court yesterday accused of assaulting a former housekeeper with her mobile phone. The model, who could face up to seven years in prison if found guilty, did not speak during the brief pre-trial hearing in New York. Naomi Campbell leaves the court escorted by her bodyguard The court was told that there had not yet been an action to indict her on a charge of second-degree assault and the judge adjourned the case until September ahead of a possible...
  • Hillary Gets Emotional Endorsement from Bill and Others

    06/02/2006 3:10:14 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies · 167+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 1 June 2006 | John Semmens
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) is getting her bid for a second term under way with an emotional 18-minute video that features praise from her husband and a bevy of his interns. "I didn't vote for Hillary last time,” said a tearful former U.S. President Bill Clinton. “I was too busy with other affairs. But Hillary stood by me when I was attacked by the vast right wing conspiracy. I owe it to my soul-mate to try to show up for this next election whenever it is.” “She’s like kind of old and not that attractive, but Bill says she’s...
  • Saudi princess charged with forcing women to be domestic servants

    03/30/2005 2:55:34 PM PST · by Shermy · 15 replies · 1,701+ views
    AP ^ | March 30, 2005
    BOSTON— A Saudi princess was arrested Wednesday on charges she forced two women to be her domestic servants and threatened to harm them if they tried to leave, according to federal prosecutors. Hana Al Jader, a Saudi national, is married to Prince Mohamed Bin Turki Alsaud, according to a source close to the case, speaking on condition of anonymity. It wasn't immediately clear what relationship, if any, the couple has to the Saudi royal family. Al Jader, 39, is accused of confiscating the passports of two Indonesian women who worked as domestic servants at the family's homes in Arlington and...
  • Who speaks for America? Madeleine Not-so-bright

    12/28/2004 12:53:06 PM PST · by rightalien · 25 replies · 1,380+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 27, 2004 | Joseph Farah
    Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright stood on foreign Arab soil earlier this month and blasted the U.S. war in Iraq. She should probably be brought up on charges. At the very least she should be scorned by all self-respecting Americans. I don't expect either to happen – primarily because most Americans don't even know about it. I've waited this long to write about the incident in hopes someone else would do it – someone, perhaps, of her own party, someone more establishmentarian than me. But it is not to be. So, once again it is left to me to...
  • Photo released of Rush Maid making prescription drug buy *FR Exclusive*

    10/02/2003 9:14:31 PM PDT · by Registered · 45 replies · 512+ views
    Registered ^ | 10-02-03 | Registered
  • Picture of maid and cigar box allegedly used by Rush Limbaugh

    10/02/2003 11:44:31 AM PDT · by george wythe · 238 replies · 674+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Oct 2, 2003
    Limbaugh's former maid makes drug accusation Wilma Cline says she became Rush Limbaugh's drug connection after working as his maid. On her lap is a cigar box she claims she used to carry pills to Limbaugh.
  • Husband Jailed for Wife’s Torture of Maid [Saudi Arabia; abused foreign worker]

    08/06/2003 12:44:57 PM PDT · by yonif · 9 replies · 264+ views
    Arab News ^ | 4 August 2003 | Staff Writer
    RIYADH, 4 August 2003 — A court in Jeddah sentenced a businessman to three years in prison for the torture inflicted by his wife on their Indonesian maid, a newspaper reported yesterday. According to Al-Madinah newspaper, Judge Muhammed Amin Mordad said the wife tortured the Indonesian maid “by inserting a heated screwdriver into her genitals.” The paper said that the maid fled this “continuos ill-treatment” and “became hysterical”. The maid sought refuge in the Indonesian Consulate in Jeddah. The businessman husband, who did not know about his wife’s torture of the maid, took responsibility for her actions, and was also...