The New York maid supposedly identified Strauss-Kahn out of a lineup. An arraignment will occur today. Strauss-Kahn's lawyer William Taylor said DNA testing along with a forensic exam have been completed. Early DNA reports are apparently consistent with the maids story; however, prosecutors are remaining silent. In the mean time, Strauss-Kahn is being held in isolation without bail. The IMF, which controls the European debt crisis, named an acting leader. Since the arrest, the public has thirsted for more details as to how this major political figure got caught. Legal Pub has heard that Strauss-Kahn apparently called the hotel on his way to the airport. Seems he made a common mistake folks in a hurry sometimes make, he forgot his cell phone. The maid had already reported the incident and the police were sent to meet the diplomat at the airport.
"I do not see how he can perform his duties as director of the IMF, so by definition, this issue should be resolved in the coming days." Jean-Francois Cope, Sec-Gen of UMP party.
Update 2-19-11: According to Kristin Davis, Strauss-Kahn used her escort service twice in 2006. This is the same Manhattan Madam who allegedly supplied prostitutes to ex- Gov. Eliot Spitzer. Apparently Strauss-Kahn purchased two hours of "female company" for $1,200.
Update 7-2-11: Was Legal Pub one of the first to question the story of the victim?
It just seemed all too coincidental. On the brink of big financial meeting, INF leader attacks a hotel maid. The New York posted has no confirmed that the hotel maid who accused former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique-Strauss Kahn of sexual assault has allegedly worked in the past as a prostitute. New York Post. It has been alleged that the Sofitel Hotel housekeeper would have sex with male guests at the hotel for money. It appears that there is evidence that the housekeeper sometimes earned "extraordinary tips" and had a lot of expenses "paid for by men not related to her."
Should the maid's extensive background negate her accusations that Strauss-Kahn chased her through his luxury suite, tried to pull down her pantyhose and force her to perform oral sex? Well, the charges, which include attempted rape, have not been officially reduced. However, considering that the Manhattan District Attorney's Office revealed that the 32-year-old woman had committed a host of minor frauds to better her life, including lying on immigration paperwork, cheating on her taxes, and misstating her income so she could live in an apartment reserved for the poor, one suspects the charges may be dropped.
Prosecutors also admit that the alleged victim originally misrepresented what she did after the alleged attack by Strauss-Kahn. Rather than flee his luxury suite to a hallway and waiting for a supervisor, she went to clean another room and then returned to clean Strauss-Kahn's suite. Only then did she report the alleged encounter. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance admits that the investigation has "raised concerns about the complaining witness's credibility." Strauss-Kahn attorney William Taylor said, this case demonstrates "how easy it is for people to be charged with serious crimes and for there to be a rush to judgment... It is so important in this country that people, especially the media, refrain from judgment until the facts are all in."
But Ken Thompson, the accuser's attorney, said that Strauss-Khan's claim of consensual sex is a "lie." He said, "The victim here may have made some mistakes, but that doesn't mean she's not a rape victim." See: Foxnews.com hotel-maid-