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The managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and possible French presidential contender, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, was arrested on Sunday and charged with sexual assault, including attempted rape, on a hotel maid in New York.

Strauss-Kahn, 62, a key player in the response to the 2007-09 global financial meltdown and in Europe’s debt crisis, was taken off an Air France plane that was about to leave for Paris from JFK Airport on Saturday. One of his lawyers, Benjamin Brafman, said the IMF chief will plead not guilty.

The news rocked France, where latest opinion polls ranked Socialist Strauss-Kahn as a frontrunner for the nation’s presidential election set to be held next April and May. “We must wait until things settle and see if it’s true or a provocation,” one of Strauss-Kahn’s France-based lawyers, Leon Lef Forster, said.

The IMF declined to comment and IMF board officials said they had not been informed officially.

New York police spokesman Paul Browne said Strauss-Kahn was arrested on charges of criminal sexual act, attempted rape and unlawful imprisonment. A 32-year-old maid filed a sexual assault complaint after fleeing the $3,000-a-night hotel suite at the Sofitel in Times Square where the alleged incident occurred on Saturday night, Browne said.

“She told detectives he came out of the bathroom naked, ran down a hallway to the foyer where she was, pulled her into a bedroom and began to sexually assault her,” said Browne. “She pulled away from him and he dragged her down a hallway into the bathroom where he engaged in a criminal sexual act, according to her account to detectives. He tried to lock her into the hotel room.”

The woman was able to break free again and escaped the room and told hotel staff what had happened, authorities said. They called the police.

When detectives arrived moments later, Strauss-Kahn had already left the hotel, leaving behind his cellphone, Browne said. “It looked like he got out of there in a hurry,’’ Browne said.

The NYPD discovered he was at the airport and contacted Port Authority officials, who picked up Strauss-Kahn from first class on the Air France flight that was just about to leave the gate.

Strauss-Kahn does not have diplomatic immunity, Browne said. According to New York state law, a criminal sexual act carries a potential sentence of 15-20 years, the same as attempted rape. Unlawful imprisonment carries a potential sentence of three to five years.

Strauss-Kahn, a married father of four, was briefly investigated in 2008 over whether he had an improper relationship with a subordinate female employee. The IMF board found his actions “regrettable’’ and said they “reflected a serious error of judgment.’’

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/imf-chief-arrested-for-attempt-to-rape-hotel-maid/791310/0
 

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Smells honey pot trap to me.

This guy doesn't need to rape a girl to get sexual favours.
 

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Lots of maids claim rape when a rich and powerful person is involved. There is a lot of money in settling out of court and the following TV interviews.

And he is 62 and naked. Hardly a difficult guy to fight off. Punch or rip his nutsack off.

Or :nuts:
 

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Smells honey pot trap to me.

This guy doesn't need to rape a girl to get sexual favours.
:laughing: Must be a French thing.. :lookinup:

Elitist do it because they think they can.. not a need for sex as much as a need to dominate another human being.
 

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Where is the presumption of innocence for the accused? A she said, he said scenario that rarely ends good for the he said side.
 

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Would help to know that they have DNA evidence ?
 

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:laughing: Must be a French thing.. :lookinup:

Elitist do it because they think they can.. not a need for sex as much as a need to dominate another human being.
Yeah but given the choice between a French maid:



And a New York maid:



Which one will you be going for? :huh:

If you're going to risk your rep at least make the correct choice ...
 

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for me the real question is motive ... I can't help but notice the huge implications of this situation:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/16/markets-forex-idUSL4E7GG0NS20110516

For example ... I such I have tremendous doubts. In Russia it's typical to frame politicians at convenient moments.
Hmm, sex scandals are a good weapon, but French politicians are kind of notorious for them. It does throw a wrench into the Greece thing though.. now who would benefit from a hiccup in the Greek bailout process?
 

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Hmm, sex scandals are a good weapon, but French politicians are kind of notorious for them. It does throw a wrench into the Greece thing though.. now who would benefit from a hiccup in the Greek bailout process?
Wow, didn't think of it that way...but you could be right. I'm thinking an elderly man, in his 80's, with the initials GS...for starters...just sayin' ;)
 

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Wow, didn't think of it that way...but you could be right. I'm thinking an elderly man, in his 80's, with the initials GS...for starters...just sayin' ;)
:laughing: Possibly, but the Fed would benefit as well, due to the downward pressure a kink like this would put on the Euro..

Then again, he could just be your run of the mill power-tripping politician who forgot he was in New York, not Europe.
 

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Hmm, sex scandals are a good weapon, but French politicians are kind of notorious for them. It does throw a wrench into the Greece thing though.. now who would benefit from a hiccup in the Greek bailout process?
French are notorious for having multiple sexual partners but it is generally consensual.

My previous boss, married with children, was boning one of the consultants at the office. I was once told that in the offices (not just my building) where I am there are on average slightly over 100 sexual encounters that are all consensual.

He is known for not being able to keep his dick in his pants, but I am not sure if he is rapist. If he is, mind you, throw the book at him and cut his balls, no problem.

Instability in Europe benefits the US greatly. China is switching from $ debt to € debt which is one of the reasons for which the dollar is falling. They are doing it slowly to avoid taking a huge loss because they have a **** load of $.

If Greece gets a bailout and the US increases it debt ceiling, there may be few takers of said debt.

If Greece doesn't get a bailout and defaults, there will be more buyers of US debt ...

Personnaly I hope Greece defaults, the Euro will take a huge hit and I can finally wire my dollars back to France at a decent exchange rate.

DSK is a consensual and efficient politician, trusted by a wide spectrum of persons, if someone could work out a bailout for Grece with everyone on board it's him.

Even the greeks are bitching about this issue because they know that without him, their chances of being assisted are reduced.

I mean what a coincidence, he rapes a maid in the US, a country that doesn't joke with rape, a day prior to Greece bailout discussions ...
 

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Yeah but given the choice between a French maid:



And a New York maid:



Which one will you be going for? :huh:

If you're going to risk your rep at least make the correct choice ...
omg.......:laughing: :agree:
 

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Fluffy;1883956 For example ... I such I have tremendous doubts. .[/QUOTE said:
I doubt it also because of his age and stature.

How much fight can an old dude dish out?:laughing:
 

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Lots of maids claim rape when a rich and powerful person is involved. There is a lot of money in settling out of court and the following TV interviews.

And he is 62 and naked. Hardly a difficult guy to fight off. Punch or rip his nutsack off.

Or :nuts:
:agree:
 

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Instability in Europe benefits the US greatly. China is switching from $ debt to € debt which is one of the reasons for which the dollar is falling. They are doing it slowly to avoid taking a huge loss because they have a **** load of $.

If Greece gets a bailout and the US increases it debt ceiling, there may be few takers of said debt.

If Greece doesn't get a bailout and defaults, there will be more buyers of US debt ...
:agree:
 

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