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Re: Dominque Strauss-Kahn by sighthound on 24 August 2011 9:59am
Very rich, influential men never get convicted of rape. People were obviously paid off, if not in money, then maybe in influence.

I will be following the maid's civil suit with interest. Remember, O.J. Simpson was not convicted in criminal court but the civil suit nailed him.
Re: Dominque Strauss-Kahn by Loretto on 24 August 2011 2:40pm
That is an interesting point Geraldine.
Re: Dominque Strauss-Kahn by tucsonmike on 25 August 2011 2:58am
After holes were poked in the victim's statement, you knew the case was going to come unraveled. I suspect she was abused by DSK, but guess who had the more high powered lawyers?
On one level, I don't care about DSK. I care more about many other women being afraid to report it. I can talk about enough cases in U.S. history, where even if the woman is not a saint, no one has the right to force himself on an unwilling participant.

I would have enjoyed that smug son of a bitch being imprisoned in the Tombs and being tried. C'est la vie.
Re: Dominque Strauss-Kahn by sighthound on 25 August 2011 5:23am
From what I've heard, there weren't any real holes poked into her statement but there were lies found in her past that she told while she was trying to get into this country.

I've met a lot of DSKs in my past who didn't think that sexual assault was any big deal. I believe the maid.
Re: Dominque Strauss-Kahn by Loretto on 25 August 2011 12:35pm
New York Tomes article yesterday said that there are now fears the rape victims will resist coming forward. Here's the link;


I wondered at first if she actually knew who he was and was a gold digger. Either way he has had a history of approaching women with sexual intentions. I think of Kathy lee Gifford and Hillary Clinton and even though I am sure they are intelligent women I fail to understand how you can get the trust back in a relationship after someone cheats, add Anthony wieners wife uma to that list too.

You can look at the pastries in the bakery window, so long as you get your dessert at home as they say!
Re: Dominque Strauss-Kahn by tucsonmike on 25 August 2011 11:42pm
Loretto, I liked that last sentence. So true. I tease Elaine about getting a mistress and I tell her, the Mexican custom of La Casa Chica, is a good one. :)
I wonder if the maid, Ms. Diallo will be paid off. For DSK, the ultimate nightmare will be if she decides to live in France. As a Guinean citizen, she can.
This is New York City's second time with the name Diallo being prominent in the media. (Diallo is a common Fula name).
It seems as though, in Europe, they can't figure out what the fuss is about. My curiosity is getting the better of me.
Re: Dominque Strauss-Kahn by Loretto on 26 August 2011 12:29am
:-) I thought it might bring a smile!
Re: Dominque Strauss-Kahn by Sonny Syde on 26 August 2011 6:46am
I'm paying a heavy price for indulging in the pastries in the bakery window. ;)
Re: Dominque Strauss-Kahn by Loretto on 4 September 2011 3:25pm
DSK arrived in France. He's not free and clear yeat though;

"He also faces another sexual assault allegation in France, after novelist Tristane Banon accused him of trying to rape her during an interview in 2003.

Ms Banon made the allegation after he was arrested in the Diallo case, saying that she feared no-one would have believed her beforehand.

Mr Strauss-Kahn's reputation has been further damaged by stories about his womanising and vast wealth."

Re: Dominque Strauss-Kahn by tucsonmike on 4 September 2011 9:05pm
As they say in the American South, "He's in a mess of a problem."
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