Dominique Strauss-Kahn Also Put Moves On Two Hotel Workers and a Flight Attendant

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn cast a wider net last week than we thought. He reportedly tried to lure two hotel employees to his suite at the Sofitel New York, and following his alleged assault on a maid, he lewdly hit on a flight attendant. This was following the alleged assault. In New York Post-ese, "This frog was one horny toad."

First, DSK tried to get the receptionist who escorted him to his room at the Sofitel to join him for a drink after her shift was over. She refused. The next day, he tried the same thing on another receptionist, inviting her up to drink his complimentary bottle of Dom Perignon with him. She also refused.

Then of course, there was the alleged business with the maid, which we all know by now. But then -- and there's something about this that just makes the whole thing worse -- after he had left the hotel and boarded the plane, he wasn't done. Before being removed from his flight to France, he called out "Quel beau cul!" ("Nice ass!") to one of the business class flight attendants.

His lawyer Benjamin Brafman has said that Strauss-Kahn will plead not guilty. DSK has been indicted on seven counts, including attempted rape, criminal sexual assault and unlawful imprisonment. He'll face up to 25 years if convicted.

An aside: here's an interesting poll in Le Point, if you've been keeping up with the reactions in France. When asked how they felt about DSK's run-in with the American justice system, almost 40 percent of respondents said "Satisfied that politicians aren't above the law, justice will say whether he's innocent or guilty." Hm! Surprised there isn't more resentment. (Of course, "puritanism" makes its obligatory appearance here as well. Ten percent of respondents are "indignant" at American law enforcement's actions in the case.)

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Movielover
Movielover

Ooo!  I just read about his sperm on the maid's clothes.  How WILL he splain that one?

MorrisWise
MorrisWise

The unproven charges against DSK brings back memories of the time when a Captain Dreyfus was wrongfully convicted of treason, both were French Jews and both were serving their country honorably. After two years in Devils Island Captain Dreyfus was freed when evidence of his innocence appeared. Unsupported accusations must be suspect and not be allowed to destroy careers.  The accused should have the benefit of a full investigation and jury trial before their reputation and freedom is taken away. Those found guilty of filing a false police report must be dealt with harshly.

DJ
DJ

 Running Scared used to be a decent blog with an interesting pov. What happened? Now it's simply regurgitating the NY Post? Wow.

MorrisWise
MorrisWise

Tens of thousands are being raped in African villages each month, but it makes only the back page news. Yet when one high placed Jew is accused of rape millions of anti-semites wake up, and they will not go back to sleep until he is lynched. Only a Jew can be getting the hateful comments at the end of each article, he remains the eternal scapegoat.

Movielover
Movielover

Nice try, but he's a turd and whatever his background, it really doesn't matter.  I bet there are a lot of women who are now thinking, "Ha!  He pulled that with me too!"  Maybe they didn't speak up because he paid them off, they were afraid because they are not documented, etc.  

happy_noodle
happy_noodle

Remember that in France we have the Napoleonic Code, which says "innocence must be proven." In that light, he's not getting such a bad rap in the US. The whiners who complain about the American justice system don't know how worse it is in France.

And yes, subjugation is not the same as rape, but his VERY WELL KNOWN sexist attitude  demonstrates that his respect for women is nay high, and it's not hard to imagine that his respect for people below his class is equally as low.

Anyone in the service sector can tell you how they're treated; be they waiters, flight attendants or chambermaids. I remember being asked "who the fuck wants to know?!" by a customer at a popular coffee shop in the East Village, when I had asked how he was.

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yahoo-XYXANILM2JNEV5CK4M3HUNZ2XE

The pattern in these 3 episodes, if they are accurate, is that Strauss-Kahn doesn't respect the that these women are working. These are not social situations.  To him it seems a woman has no role except potential sex partner.  This bears directly on the case of the hotel maid.  They are not just tidbits of gossip.    

bob smith
bob smith

 it mos certainly IS gossip, by definition. It is unattributed references from anonymous sources meant to try DSK in the public eye before he ever even hits a court room.

I might was well report that m neigbors freind's cousin said the author of this article grabbed her in the tush once.

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yahoo-XYXANILM2JNEV5CK4M3HUNZ2XE

I grant your concern about the leak of information and the loop of rumors that go from one site to another with slight rewording in between.  I, too, hope Strauss-Kahn gets a fair trial.  I also hope the woman in question gets a fair and respectful hearing.  

MorrisWise
MorrisWise

Wealthy diplomats do not rape homely chambermaids, thousands of beauties are at their command. But it is possible in an unguarded moment DSK asked the maid for an oral quickie and received it. The events that followed are highly speculative; some guess that the BJ was disappointing. DSK possibly left the room in anger without repaying her kindness; she had the right to seek revenge.

Movielover
Movielover

My guess is the horny old fart is used to being a bully and the violence turns him on.  Otherwise he would have just paid for an escort to come to his room and do whatever gross things he thought of.

bob smith
bob smith

Wow, more baseless allegations with no proof from anonymous sources. Yeah, hard to NOT see that the US media is out to paint him guilty before he ever sees a trial.

Andrew Diener
Andrew Diener

The writer and many others, American and French, confuse propositioning and attempted rape. These actions are very different. Propositioning may be uncomfortable/embarrassing/flattering but it's not illegal, nor should it be. Rape without doubt is illegal.

Strauss-Kahn solicitations and shout only tell us that monogamy is not important to him, and he's an unsatisfied old grandpa.

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