The attempted rape case of former IMF head Strauss-Kahn looks like it's heading for the skids.
Prosecutors acknowledged that there were significant credibility issues with the hotel housekeeper who accused Mr. Strauss-Kahn of trying to rape her in May. In a brief hearing at State Supreme Court in Manhattan, prosecutors did not oppose his release; the judge then freed Mr. Strauss-Kahn on his own recognizance.
Seems we're hearing all sorts of nasty about the maid. The victim's lawyer came out swingin'.
There is DNA, a physical exam showing bruising and other forensic evidence:
Every inch of her body was inspected for bruising and other evidence. They took her clothes away for traces of sperm and other DNA samples. In Strauss-Kahn’s hotel room the cops looked for mingled saliva and sperm in the sink and on the rug. Strauss-Kahn’s DNA reportedly was found on the maid’s shirt. If, as has also been reported in the press, there is evidence of Strauss-Kahn’s blood from a struggle with the maid, then according to one prosecution source familiar with such cases, his only real hope will be to attack the maid’s testimony. His lawyers have hinted they may argue the sex was consensual.
Forensic tests found unambiguous evidence of a sexual encounter between Mr. Strauss-Kahn and the woman.
Of course credibility is now in play, against a maid. Yes, the maid, who cleans toilets for a living, is now a major criminal, scammer, liar and thug.
According to the two officials, the woman had a phone conversation with an incarcerated man within a day of her encounter with Mr. Strauss-Kahn in which she discussed the possible benefits of pursuing the charges against him. The conversation was recorded.
That man, the investigators learned, had been arrested on charges of possessing 400 pounds of marijuana. He is among a number of individuals who made multiple cash deposits, totaling around $100,000, into the woman’s bank account over the last two years. The deposits were made in Arizona, Georgia, New York and Pennsylvania.
The investigators also learned that she was paying hundreds of dollars every month in phone charges to five companies. The woman had insisted she had only one phone and said she knew nothing about the deposits except that they were made by a man she described as her fiancé and his friends.
In addition, one of the officials said, she told investigators that her application for asylum included mention of a previous rape, but there was no such account in the application. She also told them that she had been subjected to genital mutilation, but her account to the investigators differed from what was contained in the asylum application.
Look, she's a tax and welfare cheat too:
The woman also admitted to the prosecutors that she had misrepresented her income to qualify for her housing, and had declared a friend’s child — in addition to her own daughter — as a dependent on tax returns to increase her tax refund.
The Strauss-Kahn case will be the oral sex was consensual. Well, well, how many maids come into hotel rooms and just offer up some sex act free of charge?
Most interesting that large corporate backers of Strauss-Kahn want him to run for the presidency of France:
Strauss-Kahn was one of the front-runners for the Socialist nod to run for president before his May arrest. Socialist candidates have until July 13 to declare, with the primary set for October.
Backers of Strauss-Kahn asked for a delay in the election process if it turns out he will not face charges of sexually assaulting a maid in a pricey Midtown hotel.
"If Dominique Strauss-Kahn is cleared, I ask the Socialist Party to suspend the primary process," said party member Michele Sabban.
Before his sudden arrest, polls indicated Strauss-Kahn was the leading candidate to defeat incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy in next May's election.
What a surprise. Let's see, an IMF chief raping Greece and demanding austerity gets busted for a sexual assault on a maid. France erupts in outrage. Due to the forensic evidence the only hope is to turn the case into a he said, she said and claim the sex was consensual. One month later, that maid is just some scum bucket liar who goes around giving head at will to patrons of rooms she happens to be cleaning. Amazing isn't it?