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tenn_ace
May 15th, 2011, 08:01 AM
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director Of IMF, Arrested Over Alleged Sexual Assault


Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, was arrested and is being questioned by police after allegations of sexual assault emerged on Saturday.
The New York Post (http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/imf_boss_strauss_kahn_arrested_in_Kbd7uAi594vbej3o ORXfcJ) initially reported that Strauss-Kahn was removed from an Air France flight just minutes before takeoff from Kennedy Airport.
According to The New York Post, a housekeeper entered Strauss-Kahn’s New York City hotel room at noon on Saturday. Sources claim that Strauss-Kahn emerged naked from the bathroom and grabbed the housekeeper, forcing her to perform oral sex on him.
The New York Times later tweeted (http://twitter.com/#!/nytimes/statuses/69542519347748864) "Head of I.M.F. Arrested in New York and Accused of Sexual Attack."
Strauss-Kahn was considered a potential candidate (http://nationaljournal.com/new-york-times-i-m-f-head-arrested-on-sexual-attack-allegations-20110514) in France's 2012 election.
The New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/15/nyregion/imf-head-is-arrested-and-accused-of-sexual-attack.html?_r=1&smid=tw-nytimes&seid=auto) reports that Strauss-Kahn is a former economics professor, and started in the 1980's as a deputy in parliament, and then was a finance minister:
Mr. Strauss-Kahn eventually sought the socialist party’s presidential nomination himself in 2007 — calling for an “anti-Sarkozy front” — but lost to Segolene Royal. Months later he was tapped to run the I.M.F. and received Sarkozy’s support, which many critics called a strategy by Sarkozy to keep Mr. Strauss-Kahn away from the forefront of the socialist party.According to a Reuters (http://twitter.com/#!/REUTERSFLASH/statuses/69632583847260160) post on Twitter, "Lawyer representing IMF chief Strauss-Kahn says Strauss-Kahn 'will plead not guilty.'"
The Associated Press reports:

NEW YORK — The leader of the International Monetary Fund and candidate for president of France was pulled from an airplane moments before he was to fly to Paris and was being questioned Saturday by police in connection with a sexual assault of a maid at a hotel, police said.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a candidate for president of France, was taken off the Air France flight at John F. Kennedy International Airport by officers from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and was turned over to police Saturday afternoon, said Paul J. Browne, New York Police Department spokesman.
He was being questioned by the NYPD special victims office. No charges have yet been filed.
The 32-year-old woman told authorities that she entered Strauss-Kahn's room at the Sofitel near Manhattan's Times Square at about 1 p.m. Saturday and he emerged from the bedroom naked, threw her down and tried to sexually assault her, Browne said. She somehow broke free and escaped the room and told hotel staff what had happened, authorities said. They called police.
When New York City police detectives arrived moments later, Strauss-Kahn had already left the hotel, leaving behind his cellphone and other personal items, 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 the Port Authority, who plucked Kahn from the Air France flight that had not yet departed. It wasn't immediately clear if the 62-year-old Strauss-Kahn had been planning to leave Saturday afternoon, police said.
The maid was taken by police to an area hospital. John Sheehan, a spokesman for the hotel, said its staff was cooperating with the authorities in the investigation.

William Murray, a spokesman for the IMF in Washington, said the IMF had no immediate comment on the reports of Strauss-Kahn's arrest.
Strauss-Kahn, rejected by the French Socialists as their presidential candidate in 2006, gained international recognition as France's finance minister in 1997-99.
He is credited with preparing France for the adoption of the euro by taming its deficit and persuading then-Prime Minister Lionel Jospin to sign up to an EU pact of fiscal prudence.
A former economics professor, Strauss-Kahn joined the Socialist party in 1976 and was elected to parliament in 1986 from the Val-d'Oise district, north of Paris. He went on to become mayor of Sarcelles, a working-class immigrant suburb of Paris.
His first government post was industry minister under former President Francois Mitterrand. As finance minister, he reduced France's debt repayments through a raft of privatizations including the sale of shares in France Telecom SA and Air France.
Strauss-Kahn is a married father of four. His third wife, Anne Sinclair, is a former television presenter.

silverwhite
May 15th, 2011, 10:02 AM
:eek:

GSM Hollande

*JR*
May 15th, 2011, 02:03 PM
Strauss-Kahn is a married father of four. His third wife, Anne Sinclair, is a former television presenter.

I always thought that Anne was too good for the arrogant bastard. (Geaux Sego!)

http://www.agoravox.fr/local/cache-vignettes/L430xH298/dominique_strauss_kahn_et_anne_sinclair_article_bi g-2-2-73b20.jpg

silverwhite
May 15th, 2011, 02:36 PM
I always thought that Anne was too good for the arrogant bastard. (Geaux Sego!)


No chance. She's going to get thrashed by her ex-hubby in the primary elections :oh:

*Jool*
May 16th, 2011, 04:17 PM
all that we needed in our f*ing political climax :sobbing:
DSK :fiery:
..waiting for the outcome of this gross story ... :unsure: but it's gonna screw a lot of things

*JR*
May 16th, 2011, 04:32 PM
No chance. She's going to get thrashed by her ex-hubby in the primary elections :oh:

Either way, I think Sarko will win a 2nd term despite his current lousy poll numbers. Benoit Hamon (who's is in early 40's and the leader of the PS left wing) is who I hope will be the nominee in 2017 assuming that Sarko does get another term.

Halardfan
May 16th, 2011, 05:41 PM
Either way, I think Sarko will win a 2nd term despite his current lousy poll numbers. Benoit Hamon (who's is in early 40's and the leader of the PS left wing) is who I hope will be the nominee in 2017 assuming that Sarko does get another term.

Credit to you JR, you know a lot about the political situation's in a host of countries.:)

(Particularly the female politicians in a host of countries. ;))

new-york
May 16th, 2011, 05:46 PM
Either way, I think Sarko will win a 2nd term despite his current lousy poll numbers. Benoit Hamon (who's is in early 40's and the leader of the PS left wing) is who I hope will be the nominee in 2017 assuming that Sarko does get another term.

He can't do 3 in a row.

new-york
May 16th, 2011, 05:48 PM
Hopefully he comes out clean from all that (as clan as he can :unsure: ). He could still be a prime minister or something.

As long as Segolène stays far from l'Élysée... :scared:

silverwhite
May 16th, 2011, 07:45 PM
I'm watching the news now and the whole thing is just surreal. Smells of a set-up

new-york
May 16th, 2011, 07:46 PM
I cannot believe he would be that dumb.

Especially now.

silverwhite
May 16th, 2011, 07:52 PM
I cannot believe he would be that dumb.

Especially now.


Exactly. Too many coincidences. And he has too many enemies

*JR*
May 16th, 2011, 07:57 PM
He can't do 3 in a row.

I know, I said that if Sarko (as I expect) wins a 2nd term next year, I hope that Mr. Hamon is the Socialist nominee in 2017. (He'll only be in his late 40's then BTW, and is clearly the most left leaning major force in the PS, so far as I know).

silverwhite
May 16th, 2011, 08:00 PM
I know, I said that if Sarko (as I expect) wins a 2nd term next year, I hope that Mr. Hamon is the Socialist nominee in 2017. (He'll only be in his late 40's then BTW, and is clearly the most left leaning major force in the PS, so far as I know).

He just appeared on the news to talk about DSK. I hadn't seen him before. He does look pretty young :lol:

Shinjiro
May 16th, 2011, 08:04 PM
Things aren't looking good for DSK...

*Jool*
May 16th, 2011, 08:06 PM
I'm watching the news now and the whole thing is just surreal. Smells of a set-up

I cannot believe he would be that dumb.

Especially now.

hopefully so ... but still , things won't be the same for DSK (and maybe the whole PS ) now ... :scared:

silverwhite
May 16th, 2011, 08:21 PM
hopefully so ... but still , things won't be the same for DSK (and maybe the whole PS ) now ... :scared:

I don't think anyone will catch up to Hollande, but things could get very interesting. Imagine a Ségotine alliance. Girl power :spit:

Princeza
May 17th, 2011, 06:39 PM
The tool will win again :sobbing:

hablo
May 18th, 2011, 12:29 AM
I'm watching the news now and the whole thing is just surreal. Smells of a set-up

I don't buy the complot theory. :p
I cannot believe he would be that dumb.

Especially now.


I do. :o:tape:

tenn_ace
May 19th, 2011, 06:48 AM
I do too think now it was a set up.