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  • IMF accuser in apt. for HIV vics (Victim of French socialist hotel sex assault has AIDS?)

    05/18/2011 4:40:28 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/18/11 | JENNIFER BAIN and BOB FREDERICKS
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn may have more to worry about than a possible prison sentence. The IMF chief's alleged sex-assault victim lives in a Bronx apartment rented exclusively for adults with HIV or AIDS, The Post has learned. The hotel maid, a West African immigrant, has occupied the fourth-floor High Bridge pad with her 15-year-old daughter since January -- and before that, lived in another Bronx apartment set aside by Harlem Community AIDS United strictly for adults with the virus and their families. The Post has not been able to ascertain whether the maid, 32, has HIV/AIDS because of medical confidentiality laws.
  • 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 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...
  • French politician on suicide watch in New York

    05/18/2011 1:26:57 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 24 replies
    AP ^ | May 18 2011 | CHRIS HAWLEY
    The maid came from one of the world's poorest countries and worked long hours trying to support the teen daughter she raised alone. The penthouse suite at the Sofitel Hotel was just another room; she had no idea the man she says tried to rape her was a famous French politician. The man, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, remained jailed under a suicide watch Wednesday as a lawyer for the woman sought to rebut whispered allegations that her charges were a conspiracy and a setup. Calls intensified for the 62-year-old Strauss-Kahn to step down as head of the powerful International Monetary Fund, with...
  • Parties in France Adjust to Changed Landscape[Marine Le Pen"defender of women against macho men”]

    05/17/2011 12:48:15 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 6 replies
    PARIS — With its presumptive presidential candidate in a New York jail awaiting resolution of charges of attempted rape, the Socialist Party moved on Tuesday to try to reassure its troops, while President Nicolas Sarkozy was reported to have told his party’s legislators that the arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn was a disaster for the Socialists, who had lost “the moral part of the battle for the presidency.”
  • Strauss-Kahn in Rikers Island jail until Friday court appearance (Victim Too 'Ugly' to Rape?)

    05/17/2011 8:16:25 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 49 replies
    RFI English ^ | 17 May 2011 | None listed
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn is set to appear in court again on Friday after being denied bail in the rape case against him on Monday. The French Socialist politician and International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief spent the night in New York’s notorious Rikers Island jail, where officials say he will not have contact with other prisoners for his own safety. Because of a perceived risk of attacks on famous people, Strauss-Kahn will only leave his cell accompanied by a prison-guard, the officials say. ______ Strauss-Kahn’s lawyers claimed in court that he left the hotel where the rape is said to have taken...
  • IMF’s French Farce

    05/16/2011 7:27:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 16, 2011 | Staff
    Scandal: The less said about the shocking arrest of International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn the better. Except for this: It reflects poorly on the IMF and raises serious questions about its future. Strauss-Kahn, or DSK as he's universally known in France, has big problems. Not only has he been charged with the sexual assault of a 32-year-old African-born chambermaid, but this isn't the first time. A French journalist alleges he sexually assaulted her in an apartment in 2002. And, in 2008, the IMF discovered DSK, who is married to French journalist Anne Sinclair, having an affair with a married...
  • I.M.F. Head Is Arrested and Accused of Sexual Attack

    05/14/2011 5:17:07 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 62 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/14/11 | AL BAKER
    The head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, was arrested on Saturday, minutes before he was to fly to Paris from John F. Kennedy International Airport, the authorities said. He was accused of a sex attack on a maid earlier in the day at a Times Square hotel, the authorities said.
  • Full Complaint Against DSK Released, Detailing Allegation Of Forced Oral And Anal Sex, And Much More

    05/16/2011 9:40:23 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 107 replies
    ABC News / Zero Hedge ^ | May 16, 2011 | Tyler Durden
    ABC has released the details of the full complaint issued against DSK: International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn allegedly forced a New York City hotel housekeeper to perform oral sex and submit to anal sex, in addition to allegedly attempting to rape her, according to a complaint filed today by the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance. The complaint charges him with two counts of criminal sexual act in the first degree, one count of attempted rape, sexual abuse in the first degree, unlawful imprisonment, sexual abuse in the third degree and forcible touching. The complaint is a terse...
  • 'He was a rutting chimpanzee': French journalist says IMF boss tried to rape her TOO

    05/16/2011 7:56:31 AM PDT · by SanFranDan · 41 replies
    DailyMail.UK ^ | 5/16/11 | Peter Allen
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn underwent forensic tests today following his arrest on sex attack charges in New York - as a second woman in Paris reported him for attempted rape. The 62-year-old head of the International Monetary Fund, who was tipped to become the President of France next year, ‘vigorously’ denies the claims made by an unnamed American chamber maid. But now Tristane Banon, the 31-year-old god-daughter of Strauss-Kahn’s second wife Brigitte Guillemette, said he attacked her almost a decade ago. "SNIP" Ms Banon’s mother, Anne Mansouret, said the only reason she did not press charges at the time was because 'she...
  • Arrest Throws France Into Disarray and Disbelief

    05/15/2011 6:45:03 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 57 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 15, 2011 | By KATRIN BENNHOLD and LIZ ALDERMAN
    PARIS — For months, France has been buzzing with speculation that Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the popular chief of the International Monetary Fund, would quit his job in Washington to take on President Nicolas Sarkozy in next year’s presidential elections. On Sunday, French politicians and media met news of his arrest in New York for alleged sexual aggression with stunned disbelief and expressions of national humiliation. The incident threw Mr. Strauss-Kahn’s political party, the Socialists, into confusion and set the stage for a new political calculus that could allow the National Front, the far-right party led by its founder’s daughter, Marine Le...
  • Strauss-Kahn, France's Would-Be President[NY: attempted rape,unlawful imprisonment on maid]

    05/15/2011 8:02:15 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | PARIS | Sun May 15, 2011 4:41am EDT | By Brian Love
    IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn, facing sexual assault charges in New York, was the front-runner in the latest opinion polls to win next year's presidential election in France and replace incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy. The 62-year-old Socialist, who served as French finance minister in the late 1990s, left for Washington in late 2007 to head the International Monetary Fund, just as the global economy was hit by the worst downturn since World War Two. The polls have consistently shown Strauss-Kahn, who has yet to officially declare his candidacy, trouncing Sarkozy and leading all other potential challengers in the presidential election next April...
  • Top French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn dragged off flight at JFK, accused of assaulting maid

    05/14/2011 5:01:05 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 29 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 5/14/11 | Michael Daly, Alison Gendar, Joe Kemp and Rich Schapiro
    A top French politician nicknamed "the great seducer" was dragged off a flight at Kennedy Airport Saturday after he was accused of sodomizing a Manhattan hotel maid, sources said. Port Authority cops grabbed Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the International Monetary Fund and a presidential hopeful in France, moments before his Air France plane took off about 4:45 p.m. (snip) Hours before Strauss-Kahn was pulled from the flight, a close Socialist Party ally claimed he was the target of a smear campaign by French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
  • Student throws shoe at IMF chief in Istanbul protest

    10/01/2009 7:02:59 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 382+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10/01/09 | Selcuk Gokoluk
    Student throws shoe at IMF chief in Istanbul protest Thursday, October 1 02:18 pm Selcuk Gokoluk ISTANBUL (Reuters) -A Turkish student threw a shoe at International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Thursday as he made a speech to students in Istanbul ahead of the IMF's annual meeting. Security guards dragged the student away after he threw a white sports shoe and rushed towards the stage. The shoe landed at the feet of Strauss-Kahn. "Get out of the university, thief IMF," he shouted during Strauss-Kahn's speech at Istanbul's Bilgi University. A female student tried to unfurl a protest banner....
  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn of France is chosen to lead IMF: Sarkozy Scores big.

    09/29/2007 1:03:54 AM PDT · by Cincinna · 9 replies · 142+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | September 28, 2007 | staff
    The International Monetary Fund chose Dominique Strauss-Kahn of France as its new leader Friday as the organization faced questions about its relevance in a world that seemed to need it less and less. The Fund's 24 executive directors said they had chosen Strauss Kahn, a former Socialist finance minister, by consensus - that is without a vote. Strauss-Kahn, 58, will replace Rodrigo de Rato of Spain on Nov. 1 and will serve a five-year term. The vote defied critics of Europe's historical claim to the post and some who had questioned whether Strauss-Kahn was an appropriate choice. The French official...