Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Got Away With It This Time!

I'm going to discuss the facts of this case as they have recently unfolded and then I'm going to give my opinion..  But then again...Don't I usually do that? I'm just saying....

Facts-I have learned that U.S. prosecutors are going to drop sexual assault charges against ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn at his next court appearance in two weeks, or earlier, because of doubts about the credibility of the alleged victim, according to the New York Post.

The newspaper quoted an unnamed (naturally) top investigator in the case who said the eventual dismissal of charges was "a certainty". "We all know this case is not sustainable,"(Do we really?) The New York Post quoted its source as saying.

"Her credibility is so bad now, we know we cannot sustain a case with her," the source told the newspaper, referring to the Guinean hotel maid who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of trying to rape her in a luxury hotel in Manhattan two months ago.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, 62, was arrested on May 14 at New York's JFK airport and subsequently resigned as managing director of the International Monetary Fund.

Then revelations that the accuser, A Black female immigrant had lied about being raped in Guinea in a U.S. asylum request and changed details of her story about what she did after the incident in Dominique Strauss-Kahn's hotel suite have undermined her credibility and left prosecutors struggling to make a case.

A judge released Strauss-Kahn from house arrest and lifted strict bail conditions on Friday, although serious charges including sexual assault and attempted rape remain in place against the man once seen a top French presidential contender.

"She is not to be believed in anything that comes out of her mouth — which is a shame, because now we may never know what happened in that hotel room," said the source quoted by The New York Post.

The newspaper said its source was at the center of the investigation and spoke only on the condition of anonymity.But of course.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn is not out of the woods yet.He, meanwhile faces a potential new sexual assault investigation Tuesday when a young French writer plans to formally accuse him of trying to rape her during a 2002 book interview.I wonder what will be uncovered about her past?

With France debating his possible return to presidential politics,Dominique Strauss-Kahn swiftly fired back at author Tristane Banon's plans to take him to court, labeling her account "imaginary" and countering with his own plans to file a criminal complaint of slander.Hmmmmmmmm!

The sordid exchange may have deep ramifications for the 2012 presidential race in France, where the surprise weakening of the sexual assault case against Mr.Strauss-Kahn in New York City last week sparked a fierce debate about whether he should return to politics if the American case against him collapses completely.

Some politicians and pundits see Strauss-Kahn, who won plaudits for his stewardship of the International Monetary Fund, as a victim of overzealous American prosecutors and journalists who denied him the presumption of innocence when a maid accused him of forcing her to perform oral sex in his Manhattan hotel room.

True...Everybody, including yours truly has denied Strauss-Khan the presumption of innocence based on his past reputation as somewhat of a ladies man and a real rascal of sorts...But let's be fair...Just as many people have denied the maid her presumption of innocence also!.

Because she lied about being in the country legally and because she may or may not have been a prostitute at one time and because she may have lied about another sexual assault in another country doesn't mean that she may have lied about being assaulted by him.  I know...I know how that sounds...But what if it's true? What if THIS time she was telling the truth??  See...He got lucky...She's an immigrant, She's Black and she's a menial laborer...Plus , she's got a sordid past....You can rifle through her past and create enough doubt to be able to literally do anything to her...

This is why a lot of women don't report when they have been raped and or sexually assaulted, because their entire life is hung out to dry and if they are "guilty" of having sex with two or more partners, if their skirt was short, if their pants were too tight....Then it is assumed (by males who do most of the investigating and pass most of the judgements) that somehow or other she must've asked for it and therefore deserves to be raped or assaulted. Most victims just don't want to be put through the ringer and they just don't say anything.

People like Dominic Strauss Khan depend on and prey on powerless women like this....I am not surprised that this happened...I figured the other shoe was going to drop soon.  Tell me this?  If this was consensual sex as he claimed...You know, one for the road...Then why did he rush out of the hotel, (so fast he left his cell phone behind) and grab the fastest thing smoking out of the big apple??? That's where Detectives arrested him...On a plane!!

Now for this other woman...This young French writer, who claims he did the same thing to her?? I in no way meant to demean her experience...I happen to believe her....What will happen to her?  What sordid facts will come out about her pre Dominic sex life???

See, he's done this before....And I don't think either of these two women are his first victims...He's been doing this so long that he expects to get away with it...That's why he keeps a battery of lawyers around...OKay...He got away with this one and he may get away with the other one....but the law of averages catches up with everybody sooner or later....All it takes is one slip up with the wrong person....Then....GOT'CHA! Stay tuned!


Sunflower said...

Thank you Keith for standing up for women once again!

Angie B. said...

I feel you on this!

Big Mark 243 said...

Mike Tyson.

That is what I thought when this story first began to develop. As more and more details rolled out, it looks the same way, though I admit you make a great case against DSK and for women's rights in regarding sex crime.

What I can't get out is the political angle in this... an incumbent President who was headed for a possible defeat at the hands of DSK has this come up as they approach the election. Not to judge the woman but she is a flaw, if unlikely, 'victim' (and I say 'unlikely' in the way that I know that it is more about power than sexual gratification, so bear with me), in that she has a history of making allegations against men who are in positions of power. This is not to say that the incident at the camp did not take place and nor is the allegations that she was a prostitute alone enough to discredit her. But it struck me as peculiar... with this latest allegation against DSK, yes, I am sure her name will be drug through the streets, especially since France takes such a laissez-faire attitude (in fact, they invented it!) with the kind of incidents that we are so engrossed in. Actually, my understanding of the French is that they are more likely to throw out this 'incident' on superficial grounds, and discount that he had gotten caught up here in the States. It may actually make it harder to prove the authoress claim...

But that there is a strong political element in the story makes me put it in a different context. Not that DSK should get away with anything IF he did anything to the housekeeper, but I am jus' sayin' that there is more than meets the eye to this story...


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