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    IMF head charged over alleged attempted rape

    New York (CNN) -- The head of the International Monetary Fund was arrested early Sunday in connection with an alleged sexual assault of a New York hotel housekeeping employee, police said.

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn, 62, has been charged with criminal sexual act, attempted rape and unlawful imprisonment, his attorney Benjamin Brafman said in an e-mail early Sunday.

    New York Deputy Police Commissioner Paul Browne said detectives formally arrested Strauss-Kahn at 2:15 a.m.

    Police pulled Strauss-Kahn off an Air France flight destined for Paris at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Saturday after the alleged incident, according to Browne.

    He was taken into custody and brought to a Manhattan police station for questioning, Browne said.

    Hours earlier, Browne said, Strauss-Kahn emerged naked when the 32-year-old hotel employee entered his room to clean it around 1 p.m. Saturday at the Sofitel hotel.

    The housekeeping employee said she didn't think anyone was in the luxury $3,000-a-night suite when she entered, Browne said.

    Browne said Strauss-Kahn ran after her down the hallway of the suite. The suite has its own foyer, hallway, living room, bathroom, conference room and bedroom.

    The woman said Strauss-Kahn pulled her into a bedroom and started attacking her.

    She fought him off, she told investigators, but Strauss-Kahn then dragged her into the bathroom and forced himself on her. Police said Strauss-Kahn tried to remove her underwear, but the woman got away.
    Lawyer: IMF head charged over alleged attempted rape - CNN.com

    Innocent until proven guilty.

    However, it always renews my faith in law enforcement sometimes when even the head of the planets money (in essense anyway) can be charged with a crime.

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    Re: IMF head charged over alleged attempted rape

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Lawyer: IMF head charged over alleged attempted rape - CNN.com

    Innocent until proven guilty.

    However, it always renews my faith in law enforcement sometimes when even the head of the planets money (in essense anyway) can be charged with a crime.
    No doubt we will get more information/facts soon. But at this point, color me skeptical.....



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    Re: IMF head charged over alleged attempted rape

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Lawyer: IMF head charged over alleged attempted rape - CNN.com

    Innocent until proven guilty.

    However, it always renews my faith in law enforcement sometimes when even the head of the planets money (in essense anyway) can be charged with a crime.
    We shall see.. there are rumblings he was set up since he was a serious threat to Sarkozy in the next presidential election.
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    Re: IMF head charged over alleged attempted rape

    Seems he has as an alibi for when the supposed attack happened.
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    Re: IMF head charged over alleged attempted rape

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    We shall see.. there are rumblings he was set up since he was a serious threat to Sarkozy in the next presidential election.
    This will all work out for him in the end.

    If you're a french politician, and you HAVEN'T been involved in a sex scandal, true or not.

    You're not worth electing

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    Re: IMF head charged over alleged attempted rape

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    This will all work out for him in the end.

    If you're a french politician, and you HAVEN'T been involved in a sex scandal, true or not.

    You're not worth electing
    True, the French dont care about such things. Only issue would be him going to jail in the US for years and years.

    But as I posted, Euronews over here is saying that his defence is that he was not even in the hotel when it happened. Plus it is a tad convenient that a few days before a very important meeting for the EU and IMF, then suddenly he gets arrested in the US for attempted rape.. not the first time such a thing has happened... wikileaks.
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    Re: IMF head charged over alleged attempted rape

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Lawyer: IMF head charged over alleged attempted rape - CNN.com

    Innocent until proven guilty.

    However, it always renews my faith in law enforcement sometimes when even the head of the planets money (in essense anyway) can be charged with a crime.
    Yes Jet... Innocent until proven guilty.

    Interesting to learn the head of the IMF was to run as a Socialist in the next French election... no wonder the organization does more harm than good.

    He left his phone at the hotel, but one comment made by someone in the know it seems is he seemed to have left in a hurry. Guess all that chasing and forced sex... Le BJ... or is it La BJ... left him a little behind schedule. Should he be convicted I think he just might be on the receiving end of his actions. They'll call him La Femme Fatal... or is it Le Femme Fatal. He'll be living the socialist dream... eee will be a sharing his wealth, his abundance forcefully with udders. Non?

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    Re: IMF head charged over alleged attempted rape

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    True, the French dont care about such things. Only issue would be him going to jail in the US for years and years.

    But as I posted, Euronews over here is saying that his defence is that he was not even in the hotel when it happened. Plus it is a tad convenient that a few days before a very important meeting for the EU and IMF, then suddenly he gets arrested in the US for attempted rape.. not the first time such a thing has happened... wikileaks.
    The French as far as I have heard, apart from many believing it is not true are not at all pleased with this. This is a purported crime. I admit it sounds incredulous that someone would risk everything in this way but such things sometimes happens and another woman is saying she suffered similarily

    A French writer who claims Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted her nine years ago is to file an official complaint, her lawyer has announced.

    Tristane Banon previously described the attack, which happened when she was in her early 20s, in a television programme in 2007, when she called Strauss-Kahn, whose name was bleeped out, a "rutting chimpanzee."

    She says she consulted a lawyer at the time, but was persuaded not to take action by her mother, a regional councillor in the Socialist party and friend of the Strauss-Kahn family. Banon is goddaughter to Strauss-Kahn's second wife.
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn to face fresh sex assault complaint | World news | The Guardian

    It's either a good set up or true. Wonder if more will come out?
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    Re: IMF head charged over alleged attempted rape

    Quote Originally Posted by alexa View Post
    The French as far as I have heard, apart from many believing it is not true are not at all pleased with this. This is a purported crime. I admit it sounds incredulous that someone would risk everything in this way but such things sometimes happens and another woman is saying she suffered similarily
    Yes that usually happens .. they come out of the woodwork so to say. Bet the authors books are going to be selling like hot cakes for a while now..

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn to face fresh sex assault complaint | World news | The Guardian

    It's either a good set up or true. Wonder if more will come out?
    More will come out and we will see what happens. I am sceptical to say the least, considering who, where, and the issues this man is dealing with in the financial world.
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    Re: IMF head charged over alleged attempted rape

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Lawyer: IMF head charged over alleged attempted rape - CNN.com

    Innocent until proven guilty.

    However, it always renews my faith in law enforcement sometimes when even the head of the planets money (in essense anyway) can be charged with a crime.

    So, based on what you have here, you think the girl is lying?

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