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Originally posted by Flighty
I find it extremely coincidental that 2 men in politics have had scandals involving maids within the past week.
Arnies love child is 10 years old and I think Shriver has known about this for longer than she is letting on.
This story could have broke anytime over the last decade, why now in this particular week?
So I can't help but think that the story of the Arnold/maid/love child of which he has admitted publicly to, was released at the same time as this going down, to fuse some kind of reinforcement into peoples minds that politicians do take advantage of immigrant maids.
It's just too coincidental for me.edit on 20-5-2011 by Flighty because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by wedidgothacked
There definitely is some kind of power struggle going on with TPTB, looking at all the scandals in the past, most were swept under the carpet .this however is being dragged through the media at a time of world political unrest.
Originally posted by laiguana
reply to post by malcr
Rape does exist, but it is actually most common among kin, and of course among low income communities, where crime rates are also higher. I think his argument is no different than what I said. Why would he have to rape her if he could have just hired a prostitute? And why right before his flight back to France?
Does someone like him really have the nerve and audacity to commit such a reckless act?
Originally posted by wcitizen
Which is one of the reasons this is suspect to me. It could have all been covered up, but it is the US PTB and the US MSM which blasted this into centre stage. That's not something they usually do to one of their fellow criminals.
Originally posted by 3v0lv3r
What if DSK had called someone at the hotel he was accustomed to calling for such matters and asked them to send up a prostitute? What if this party then sent up the unsuspecting maid instead?
It too has become a story about the French elite - that circle of politicians, civil servants, business chiefs, journalists who eat with, sleep with and marry each other. It is an elite - as elsewhere in Europe - that protects itself and presumes to hold power.
So we now know that within that circle Strauss-Kahn did not just have the reputation as a "chaud lapin" (randy) or "le grand seducteur". There were darker stories of sexual aggression, but they were shrouded in omerta, in silence.
Mr Shapiro also said that his client only became aware of who Mr Strauss-Kahn was after the police were called.
The time when the maid entered the suite is estimated shortly after noon. According to police, the alleged victim would have immediately spoken of his aggression to colleagues. However, the appeal of Sofitel emergency number for police, 911, has been given to 1:32 p.m..
The source at the origin of this information provides two possible reasons for this delay: either the victim was so shocked that his account was confused, either, the French management of the hotel would not want to rush to denounce this famous client French. For now, no comment on the side of the Sofitel. The maid she used her pass? The pass used by employees and guests can help find out what time the acts took place.
But, according to a report in Le Figaro, a member of hotel staff was already in the room when Nafissatou Diallo came. This man is a new key witness in the investigation. He could have left the door open, and in this case the alleged victim would not have used his pass. In addition, DSK is accused of kidnapping, the pass, which records all openings and all closures, should also help to know if the door was closed or not after the arrival of the maid.
The alleged victim knew she was DSK? DSK's photo was displayed in the office employees, as is usually the case for all the VIP down at the Sofitel. The maid working at the Sofitel last three years, she would have any means to know who occupied the room. However, his lawyer, Jeff Shapiro, says that his client did not know DSK.
Strauss-Kahn was he running away? Former IMF chief arrested on a plane bound for Paris, the U.S. court has quickly thought he had tried to flee the United States. Saturday, May 14, DSK had left the hotel at 12:28. Since the beginning of the case, several contradictory testimonies were collected by the police on the behavior of the former IMF chief shortly after the incident.
A French client ensures that the Sofitel's behavior was perfectly normal, while a Norwegian, who has borrowed the same taxi driver a few hours after DSK and says keep the secret of the latter, the former minister was "very anxious, upset and stressed out." Another point which raises a question: forgetting the cell phone. Having forgotten one of his seven phones in the hotel was first taken as evidence that Dominique Strauss-Kahn had left hurriedly.
However, DSK was then called the hotel, while he was at JFK airport, and told them he had lost. Important detail: they said where he was, which allowed the police to arrest him.
Note that the flight AF17, under 16h 40, had been booked from May 11, four days before the incident, according to evidence presented in court Thursday by lawyers for Dominique Strauss-Kahn. A key witness, her daughter. After the alleged attack, Dominique Strauss-Kahn would have found her daughter Camille in a New York restaurant for lunch. Remains whether the defense has evidence of this family event, which would prove he was not so eager to flee.
FORMER IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was spending his first day outside a prison today after his lawyers posted $6 million bond in the wake of his indictment on sexual assault and attempted rape charges. Strauss-Kahn was freed from New York's Rikers Island jail yesterday, trading a jumpsuit for civilian clothes and an isolated cell for an apartment with visits from family and friends. The house arrest of the former IMF chief, who has been accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid, was approved by a judge.