DSK – The story continues
Dominique Strauss Kahn has lived at 71 Broadway in New York. Anne Sinclair wanted to move in Bristol Plaza but the co-ownership has refused his presence. :S)
Anne Sinclair (his wife) has just offered him the luxury to live in TriBeCa at 153 Franklin Street recently refurbished by the celeb architect Leopoldo Rosati.
While all over the world, DSK is labelled as a sexual assaulter. In France, a lot of newspapers are full of hope with his acquittal and some of them are still trying to find a way to exonerate him.
Le Point (protector): Why DSK didn’t run away. His flight was booked the day before the assault and he was supposed to meet the former FMI director and Angela Merkel the 15th of May which explains why he had to modify his booking.
Ouest France (opinionated): the newspaper still think of a set-up as the informant of DSK’s arrest is a right-wing militant named Jonathan Pinet. One of the Sofitel employees called him directly after the arrest. Thus, Jonathan was the first one to tweet the information in the web.
Le Monde (prudent): devastated, the Strauss Kahn supporters questioned their responsibilities. In fact, everybody in France knew that DSK was “un coureur de jupons” (womaniser) but nobody ever tried to stop him or give him some advice or even speak seriously about it. Questions include: why we didn’t protect him in a better way? Why his wife wasn’t with him?
Questions and doubts about DSK’s vulnerability weren’t easy to communicate and comments were perceived like intrusive.
Libération (full of hope): DSK’s lawyers could convince “Ophelia’s ” family, in Guinea, to accept a financial agreement.
The information according to which DSK’s sperm were found on the victim was not confirmed.
Benjamin Brafman confirmed his optimism with the acquittal of DSK accused of sexual assault by a maid of the hotel Sofitel in New York. Parisians are optimistic as this hotspot lawyer defended Michael Jackson and the rapper Jay Z.
DSK has got a lot of friends in France both in the left and right wing. And according to the New York Post, these friends had tried to help him in a very bad way trying to pay off the victim’s underprivileged family in Guinea to make the case go away. The family lives in a village which is deprived of roads, electricity, phone and internet and it was said that they can’t even afford to have shoes. Their role will be to convince the victim to drop the charges against DSK.
Bad idea, isn’t it? Why doing that? If the lady does not testify, it could be a non-issue when it comes to DSK potential guilt.
I can tell this story is not finished yet.
To be continued…
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