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Thread: Strauss Kahn and the Maid

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    Strauss Kahn and the Maid

    Did he force her? I think yes.

    I found the following good reasoning:

    It should be noted that prosecutors are maintaining that they still believed there is evidence to support the notion that Mr. Strauss-Kahn had forced the woman to perform sexual acts for him. However, it is those inconsistencies in her past, which will be a tough sell to jurors, even though Strauss-Kahn has also admitted to initially lying to investigators about having sexual relations with the chambermaid. Yet this hasn’t stopped the media from absolving him, especially since it was the same media that rushed to conviction in the court of public opinion. And now the same media outlets are trying to paint the accuser as a prostitute based on the opinion of “anonymous” sources.

    Assuming that Strauss-Kahn did in fact rape the woman, it sucks that you basically have to live the life of Mother Teresa in order to be viewed as a victim. Yes, the alleged victim appears to have general credibility problems, but are those lies – lying on your taxes, fudging income eligibilities for low-income housing and falsifying a visa application to better your chance at the American Dream — any bigger than what many of us could conceivably accused of? More importantly, what does any of that have to do with the fact that she had the accused’s DNA on her and apparent bruising consistent with a non-consensual attack?

    When it comes to the issue of sexual assault, people tend to respond to rape victims by a movie-esque portrait of what a rape victim should be. Unless she is bawling her eyes out and running and screaming, clothes half-torn from the scene of a crime, a la Jodie Foster in The Accused, than she failed to live up to the expectations of how a rape victim is supposed to react. However, as famed anti-violence advocate Roger Caniff wrote, “We don’t get our victims from Central Casting. We get them from life. Gritty, unrehearsed, unvarnished life.”
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    Re: Strauss Kahn and the Maid

    I dont know.
    I really dont care either.


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    Re: Strauss Kahn and the Maid

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Did he force her? I think yes.

    I found the following good reasoning:



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    The apparent bruising may have been self inflicted, if the goal was to get a large settlement from him some bruising would be worth it. I also read that she was performing sexual favors to guests in the hotel, which is why his DNA could have been found.

    Did he force her or not, I dont know, I dont have enough knowledge about it to make a fully informed decision. Based on what I know now I would say force was unlikely,
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    Re: Strauss Kahn and the Maid

    I truly despise the media's treatment of rape cases. They simply smear the accuser or the accused (or both in this case) by dragging every personal detail they can find and pre-determine the outcome based on said BS. Clearly, both sides are pretty sleazy people. I wouldn't pretend to have a clear picture of who is guilty at this point. The case should go to trial where we can see the actual evidence and figure out what really happened. Rape cases should be tired in the courts, not by the media.

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    Re: Strauss Kahn and the Maid

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    I truly despise the media's treatment of rape cases. They simply smear the accuser or the accused (or both in this case) by dragging every personal detail they can find and pre-determine the outcome based on said BS. Clearly, both sides are pretty sleazy people. I wouldn't pretend to have a clear picture of who is guilty at this point. The case should go to trial where we can see the actual evidence and figure out what really happened. Rape cases should be tired in the courts, not by the media.
    Appendum to the age old phrase "sex sells"

    "even forced sex sells"

    I just bought my ticket to hell I think.

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