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Her side said she was seeking justice after prosecutors gave up on her sexual assault case. His said she slandered him in a grab for money.
But a hotel housekeeper's lawsuit against former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn may soon end without a jury ever saying who is right.
The maid, Nafissatou Diallo, is expected to be there, but Strauss-Kahn is not, when lawyers for both meet for a key court date at 2 p.m. (1900 GMT) Monday to update a judge on the status of settlement discussions.
... had it been a "common man" he would likely now be sitting in a cell thinking about his first parole hearing...
fwiw, any man that forces another person to put their teeth on something with so many nerve endings has got to be seriously stupid.
Strauss-Kahn was on his way to Berlin to talk with Merkel about restructuring Greek debt. The banks have billions at risk and would lose big if they get a serious haircut on Greek debt in their books.
Strauss-Kahn is believably claimed to favor debt forgiveness for countries in serious debt trouble. The U.S. administration is not. There are double and triple billions in question if that becomes the trend in the still smoldering crisis. Certainly enough money to make a motive for entrapment and a legal process that follows the word from above.
"People familiar with the I.M.F.’s internal workings say that while Mr. Strauss-Kahn has been the public voice from the fund on Greece, internally it has been the fund’s No. 2 executive, John Lipsky, a former U.S. Treasury executive and onetime banker at JP Morgan, who has been overseeing the logistics of the Greek program. As first deputy managing director, Mr. Lipsky may assume Mr. Strauss-Kahn’s responsibilities during the criminal investigation. "
New York Times
That said, DSK’s penchant for dominating, coercing, and even semi-rape, of any woman about who strikes his fancy, is very well known in F.
It is an open secret, a book even includes aspects about that aspect of his personality, amongst other pol strategy talk (signed by “Cassandre.”) Incidents rather like the ‘NY Sofitel maid’ have taken place many times.
The French are forgiving of this kind of stuff and draw a different line between private/public.