Dominique Strauss-Kahn, as expected, walked today:
Dominique Strauss-Kahn became a free man Tuesday when a judge ended the sexual assault case against him at the request of prosecutors, who said the hotel maid who accused the former International Monetary Fund chief couldn’t be trusted.
Though evidence showed Strauss-Kahn had a sexual encounter with Nafissatou Diallo in his hotel suite more than three months ago, prosecutors said the accuser was not credible because of lies she has told, including an earlier false rape claim.
The only way prosecutors were going to get a conviction was if the victim was a nun or under 12 years old. So the fact that the victim has lied in the past made the case unwinnable, according to the New York DA.
But bottom line is he had sex with the woman. And she had injuries. For anyone to say this paves the way for him making a return to French politics and a possible shot at the French presidency is an abomination. Other women have come forth and said he attacked them. He cheats on his wife. He was in a sex scandal last year, and Nicolas Sarkozy surely had a file on him that would have been used if they were opponents in the presidential election.
The guy’s a predator, and now he knows he can get away with it. That makes him dangerous.
- Prosecutors Move To Drop Charges Against Strauss-Kahn [DSK] (jezebel.com)
- As New York DSK charges fall apart, Tristane Banon presses on (shortformblog.tumblr.com)
- Dominique Strauss-Kahn Could Fly Home Today [DSK] (gawker.com)
- Dominique Strauss-Kahn: ‘my nightmare is over’ – Telegraph.co.uk (news.google.com)