... Mr. Strauss-Kahn, a powerful, wealthy politician who was widely regarded as a strong candidate to run against the French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, next year, would put forward a defense that any sex had been consensual.
During a hearing on Monday in Criminal Court in Manhattan, a lawyer for Mr. Strauss-Kahn, Benjamin Brafman, told a judge he believed the “forensic evidence” was “not consistent with forcible encounter.”
Mr. Brafman did not disclose what forensic evidence he was referring to, or even if he had been apprised about what forensic evidence the prosecution had collected. Even so, that statement seemed to suggest the defense may acknowledge that a sexual encounter had occurred.
Indeed, on Tuesday, a person briefed on the case said the defense believed that any sex act may have been consensual.
That elicited an angry response from the woman’s lawyer. He dismissed any suggestion that the housekeeper had agreed to have sex with Mr. Strauss-Kahn.
“There is no question this was not consensual — she was assaulted and she had to escape from him, which is why when she finally got out of the room, she reported it to security immediately,” Mr. Shapiro said. “It doesn’t matter what Mr. Brafman says, and it doesn’t matter what the defendant says. Her story is her story, which she has told to everyone who asked her, and she is telling the truth. She has no agenda.”
IT WAS CONSENSUAL.
Sources said that the IMF chief, who was seen as a viable candidate for president of France, arrived in the U.S. on Wednesday May 11. He was supposed to be on the first flight from New York to Washington, D.C., Saturday morning. He missed his flight but did not arrange a late checkout, law enforcement sources said, and should not have been in the room.
Strauss-Kahn was plucked off an Air France flight by Port Authority police who halted the plane as it was moving down the runway in line for takeoff. When the officers boarded the plane and located the IMF chief in first class, the alleged assaulter tried to resist arrest, sources said.
BUT IT WAS CONSENUAL!?
AND THAT'S WHY
- HE QUICKLY FLED THE $3000/NIGHT HOTEL -
- LEAVING BEHIND PERSONAL BELONGINGS -
- AND RUSHED TO JFK AND THE NEXT FLIGHT TO FRANCE
- INSTEAD OF FLYING HOME TO WASHINGTON, DC WHERE HE LIVES WITH HIS WIFE
YEAH. SURE. MAIS OUI. BUT OF COURSE!
- AND WHERE WORKS FOR THE IMF, HEADQUARTERED THERE.
I MEAN... WHO THE EFF DID THIS GUY DSK THINK HE IS TO GET AWAY WITH THIS ... BILL CLINTON!?