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  • Banker Suicides Return: DSK's Hedge Fund Partner Jumps From 23rd Floor Apartment

    10/24/2014 9:48:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 10/24/14 | tyler durden
    The summer, thankfully, has been largely bereft of the dismal trend of bankers committing suicide, but as Bloomberg reports, Thierry Leyne, a French-Israeli banker and partner of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the disgraced former chief of the IMF, was found dead Thursday after apparently taking his own life by jumping off the 23rd floor of one of the Yoo towers, a prestigious residential complex in Tel Aviv. This is the 16th financial services executive death this year.  Bloomberg reports that Thierry Leyne, the French-Israeli entrepreneur who last year started an investment firm with former International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has died....
  • Flashy NYC lawyer now focus of rape investigation (Bonfire of the Vanities 2014 )

    10/11/2014 10:37:22 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 12 replies
    AP via Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 10/11/2014 | JENNIFER PELTZ
    He's been a loud, inescapable and expensive adversary of the New York Police Department for years: the publicity-loving lawyer who got huge settlements, and headlines, in some of the city's most notorious brutality cases. Now Sanford Rubenstein is getting unwelcome attention as a potential rape suspect. --snip-- A member of Sharpton's National Action Network has accused the 70-year-old attorney of sexually assaulting her at his luxury apartment after Sharpton's 60th birthday party
  • AP source: Strauss-Kahn, NY hotel maid to settle

    11/30/2012 9:36:01 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 4 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 30, 2012 | JENNIFER PELTZ | Associated Press
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) — Word of a settlement agreement between former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and a hotel maid who accused him of trying to rape her could bring an end to a saga that has tarnished Strauss-Kahn's reputation, ended his hopes for the French presidency and renewed a debate about the credibility of sexual assault accusers.</p>
  • Strauss-Kahn arrested by French police investigating alleged prostitution ring

    02/21/2012 10:52:54 AM PST · by JerseyanExile · 13 replies
    The Guardian ^ | February 21, 2012 | Kim Willsher
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, has been formally placed under arrest by French police investigating an alleged prostitution ring. The 62-year-old socialist politician turned himself in at 8.55am on Tuesday in the northern French city of Lille and is being held for questioning over allegations that he aided the procurement of prostitutes and benefited from fraud. Detectives want to ascertain whether Strauss-Kahn, a former French presidential hopeful, knew that the women he had sex with at orgies in Paris and Washington were prostitutes and if he was aware how they were paid. It is alleged...
  • France: Hotel staff 'celebrated' after Dominique Strauss-Kahn's arrest

    11/25/2011 7:30:34 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 11/26/11 | Henry Samuel
    Hotel staff 'celebrated' after Dominique Strauss-Kahn's arrest Claims that Dominique Strauss-Kahn was the victim of a conspiracy were reignited last night, after extraordinary new allegations were made about his sexual encounter with a New York chambermaid. By Henry Samuel, Paris 12:25AM GMT 26 Nov 2011 Staff at the hotel where the ex-International Monetary Fund chief allegedly assaulted the maid were filmed high-fiving and doing a “dance of celebration” after the incident in May, a new article claims. Mr Strauss-Kahn also believed his mobile phone had been hacked after being told one of his private emails was seen in the headquarters...
  • Paris prosecutors drop Strauss-Kahn sex assault probe

    10/13/2011 8:38:25 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 5 replies
    France 24 via AP ^ | October 13th 2011 | AP Staff
    <p>AP - The Paris prosecutor’s office has dropped an investigation into a French writer’s claim that Dominique Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her for lack of sufficient proof.</p> <p>The prosecutor’s office said Thursday that Strauss-Kahn admitted to sexual aggression against writer Tristane Banon but that it is too late to prosecute for that charge, because the incident in question happened in 2003.</p>
  • Judge rejects special prosecutor for Strauss-Kahn

    08/23/2011 10:13:17 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 08/23/11 | Joseph Ax
    Judge rejects special prosecutor for Strauss-Kahn By Joseph Ax | Reuters NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York judge dropped all criminal sexual assault charges against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Tuesday, leaving him free to return to France and rebuild a shattered career. The decision ended a case that brought three months of sordid headlines on both sides of the Atlantic about a hotel maid who accused Strauss-Kahn of attempting to rape her in his luxury Manhattan hotel suite and forced her to perform oral sex. Prosecutors took the rare step of requesting dismissal of the charges after...
  • DSK hotel maid 'dropped to floor and rolled around weeping after rape lies were exposed'

    08/23/2011 6:20:07 AM PDT · by SanFranDan · 10 replies | 23rd August 2011
    Accuser Diallo 'dropped to the floor and rolled around while weeping' *Admitted she lied because she 'wasn't under oath' *DSK likely to be freed today to return to France and could still run for country's presidency *Dismissal on Recommendation to reveal hotel maid's lies *Accuser's legal team files motion to remove DA from case *Ex-IMF boss will appear in court today at 11:30am The hotel maid who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of rape rolled around on the floor hysterically crying when confronted about a web of lies she is said to have told to have him arrested. As the Manhattan district...
  • 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...
  • Air France 'let only males serve Strauss-Kahn'

    08/04/2011 8:35:41 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    AFP ^ | 08/04/11
    Air France 'let only males serve Strauss-Kahn' (AFP) – 15 hours ago PARIS — Air France issued orders for only male staff to serve Dominique Strauss-Kahn when the former IMF boss -- accused of attempted rape in New York -- travelled on its planes, a report said Thursday. Le Parisien newspaper also said that lawyers of Strauss-Kahn's accuser were calling for testimony from Air France female stewards who allegedly suffered inappropriate behaviour by him. A spokesman for the airline however responded to the report by saying that "Air France formally denies having given any instruction about the composition of its...
  • Beyond Strauss-Kahn, to the IMF and Iran

    07/06/2011 12:31:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 5, 2011 | Claudia Rosett
    When it comes to selling copy, it’s a good bet that sex trumps multilateral finance. That’s an axiom of human nature. It would be asking too much to expect that the media, or its customers, would be as fascinated by the in-house diplomacy of the International Monetary Fund as all concerned have been by the scandal surrounding the recently handcuffed and dethroned IMF managing director, Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Most eyes are now on the prosecutor’s cratering case, the curious past of the maid who alleged the sexual assault, and the media now analyzing its own coverage of these sordid events. But...
  • NYT OpEd: Before You Judge (Strauss-Kahn's accuser), Stand in Her Shoes

    07/06/2011 6:04:39 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 46 replies
    NYT ^ | 5 July | McGovern
    Revalations about the hotel housekeeper who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault suggest that she embellished claims of abuse to receive asylum, fudged her tax returns, had ties to people with criminal backgrounds, had unexplained deposits in her bank account and changed the account of the encounter she gave investigators. Yet those who would rush to judge her should consider the context. Mr. Strauss-Kahn’s accuser is from Guinea, also the home country of Amadou Diallo, the street peddler who was shot to death in the doorway of his Bronx apartment building by four New York City police officers in 1999....
  • French Writer Tristane Banon Accuses Dominique Strauss-Kahn of Attempted Rape

    07/04/2011 9:42:05 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 25 replies ^ | 3:00PM BST 04 Jul 2011 | The Telegraph
    The lawyer of French novelist Tristane Banon says she will file a lawsuit accusing former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape. Tristane Banon's lawyer David Koubbi said the lawsuit will be filed in Paris on Tuesday. He said the complaint will relate to an incident that took place when Banon went to interview Strauss-Kahn in an apartment in Paris. Banon was 22 at the time. She has already publicly discussed the incident, saying Strauss-Kahn acted like a "chimpanzee on heat". Strauss-Kahn was arrested in New York in May on charges that he tried to sexually assault a...
  • Meet Nafissatou Diallo, maid assaulted by IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    07/03/2011 9:42:10 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 43 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 07/03/11 | Staff
    A photo of the young woman at the link. Hope this works. I am posting under unusual circumstances.
  • Indignation, Anger and Confusion in France Over Strauss-Kahn Case

    07/03/2011 2:26:28 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    NYT ^ | 07/03/11 | DAN BILEFSKY
    July 3, 2011, 3:08 pm Indignation, Anger and Confusion in France Over Strauss-Kahn Case By DAN BILEFSKY Days after the revelation that the case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn was on the verge of collapse, France reacted with a mix of Gallic indignation at the American justice system, fevered speculation about his political rehabilitation and visceral anger by some feminists that the former head of the International Monetary Fund was now being cast as a victim. The almost overnight transformation of D.S.K. — as Dominique Strauss-Kahn is widely known in France — from alleged sexual predator to seeming victim of an unscrupulous...
  • Maid Cleaning Up as "Hooker": *Big tips for extra "turndown service"*

    07/03/2011 12:13:56 PM PDT · by sinanju · 55 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 2, 2011 | Laura Italiano
    "...Dominique Strauss-Kahn's accuser wasn't just a girl working at a hotel -- she was a working girl. The Sofitel housekeeper who claims the former IMF boss sexually assaulted her in his room was doing double duty as a prostitute, collecting cash on the side from male guests, The Post has learned. "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 defense investigation said yesterday. The woman was allegedly purposely assigned to the Midtown hotel by her union because it...
  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn 'refused to pay' hooker maid for sex

    07/03/2011 12:27:26 PM PDT · by sinanju · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 3, 2011 | Brad Hamilton and Cathy Burke
    "...She had dollar signs in her eyes. Before she ever walked into Dominique Strauss-Kahn's dazzling suite at the Sofitel, his accuser was well aware of his VIP status -- and planning to get her hands in his deep pockets, sources told The Post. "She figured he's a rich dude, and she would get paid," said a source close to the defense investigation. "She was told by the crew she ran with that this was a gold mine." The maid, who routinely traded sex for money with male guests, parked her cleaning cart outside Suite 2806 on the morning of May...
  • Maid 'laid' low as DA paid for digs (kept working as a hooker even under DA supervision)

    07/03/2011 5:01:08 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 50 replies
    NY Post ^ | 07/03/11 | BRAD HAMILTON and LARRY CELONA
    Maid 'laid' low as DA paid for digs By BRAD HAMILTON and LARRY CELONA Last Updated: 7:16 AM, July 3, 2011 Posted: 1:06 AM, July 3, 2011 She was turning tricks on the taxpayers' dime! The Sofitel maid who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of a sex attack in his suite wasn't just a hotel hooker -- she continued to work as a prostitute in a Brooklyn hotel where she was stashed by prosecutors, The Post has learned. The so-called victim, whose web of lies has crippled the Manhattan DA's case against the former International Monetary Fund boss, played host to a...
  • DSK sex scandal setup linked to Obama

    07/02/2011 8:15:05 PM PDT · by jacknhoo · 58 replies ^ | July 02, 2011 | Michael Shoesmith
    Why would he do that? This is the question many people asked of the rape accusation leveled against Dominique Strauss-Kahn; recently humiliated and removed head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The biggest reason for asking the question was a total lack of logic behind raping a hotel maid while being such a public figure in charge of such a public institution and at the same time under consideration for a nomination to be president of France! It simply did not add up. Kahn, known for his public fancy for women, was widely considered a womanizer by many published reports....