IMF Dominique Strauss-Kahn Rape ?

Posted on May 18, 2011 at 10:36am by Jonathon M. Seidl Print »Email »


There may be a new twist in the sexual assault case against IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn. According to the New York Post, the alleged victim is from West Africa and lives in an apartment building in the Bronx reserved exclusively for those with HIV/AIDS.

From the Post:

The hotel maid, a West African immigrant, has occupied the fourth-floor High Bridge pad with her 15-year-old daughter since January — and before that, lived in another Bronx apartment set aside by Harlem Community AIDS United strictly for adults with the virus and their families.

The Post has not been able to ascertain whether the maid, 32, has HIV/AIDS because of medical confidentiality laws.
But the agency rents apartments only for adults with the disease. A Harlem United worker said at least one adult in the household has to be HIV-positive or have AIDS to qualify for one of their units. A healthy adult with a child with HIV or AIDS is not eligible.
“The [current] apartment isn’t rented under her name. Harlem [Community AIDS] United places their tenants in our building,” explained an employee of the apartment building’s property manager, Chaim Gross, of Brooklyn.
The maid had previously lived in another High Bridge apartment rented by Harlem United, a source said. She had moved there with her child in 2008.

Neighbors tell the Post she lives with her child and no other adult.

Strauss-Kahn is currently in jail after being denied bail. He’s also on suicide watch.
Mainstream American media turned its attention towards the International Monetary Fund this week, but coverage didn’t concern the looming economic crisis. Instead, it is the sex scandal of IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn that has turned heads today. Is this news of an alleged rape a legitimate story or merely smoke and mirrors to obscure the real story? Former Reagan administration official Paul Craig Roberts shares his take on it.

Strauss-Kahn faces HIV test as 60 per cent in France believe he is victim of plot
Rashid Razaq and Peter Allen in Paris
18 May 2011
A majority of French people believe presidential hopeful Dominique Strauss-Kahn, accused of sexually assaulting a chambermaid, is the victim of a plot.

Almost 60 per cent feel the International Monetary Fund chief is innocent and has been framed in a conspiracy.

Straus-Kahn, 62, is being held in Riker Island prison in New York. He denies a string of charges including criminal sex acts, attempted rape and illegal imprisonment.

Former French culture minister Jack Lang described the treatment of Strauss-Kahn as a “lynching” that had “provoked horror and aroused disgust”. Liberation, a Left-wing daily newspaper, has published details of off-the-record comments made by Strauss-Kahn as recently as April 28, in which he said he feared a plot.

Discussing his plans to challenge Nicolas Sarkozy as Socialist candidate for the presidency next year, he said he imagined “a woman who had been raped in a car park and who was offered between 500,000 and a million euros to make up such a story”.

It emerged today that Strauss-Kahn may have to undergo an HIV test following claims his alleged victim could be a carrier. The hotel chambermaid who is accusing the IMF chief of rape is reported to have been under the care of a charity helping people with HIV and Aids.

It has emerged the 32-year-old and her 15-year-old daughter were being housed in a Bronx apartment block by Harlem Community Aids United. The charity has not revealed the medical status of the maid, who is a migrant from Guinea, west Africa, but did confirm it only rents apartments for adults with either HIV or Aids.

The woman has accused Strauss-Kahn of forcing her to perform oral sex on him twice and then trying to rape her as she cleaned his Sofitel hotel room in Times Square on Saturday. He denies all charges.

Investigators are looking at why hotel staff failed to alert police until almost three hours later, allowing Strauss-Kahn time to leave. The IMF chief was arrested as he boarded an Air France plane. The maid’s lawyer, Jeffrey Shapiro, a close family friend, said she was a widow. Strauss-Kahn remains under suicide watch at the prison and is due back in court on Friday.

It comes as a European journalist, named only as Martina, alleged that Strauss-Kahn offered her an exclusive interview in exchange for sex.

She said: “He was incredibly insistent … He made it almost explicit that I had to sleep with him for the interview.”

Economist Piroska Nagy, who worked at the IMF, warned the organisation about Strauss-Kahn’s behaviour towards women in a letter in 2008 after they had an affair.

French author Tristane Banon, 31, has accused Strauss-Kahn of trying to rape her a decade ago and is considering reporting him to the police in Paris.

Pat Buchanan: IMF Sex Scandal “A Bad Day For The New World Order”

Real Clear Politics
May 17, 2011

Pat Buchanan on the sex scandal surrounding IMF director Dominique Strauss-Kahn:

“Good news for Sarkozy, he’s out of the IMF, but more important, this is going to bring a focus on the IMF, which through the back door has been putting the American taxpayers on the hook to bail out Greece and Ireland and those European countries which are in fact bailouts of those European banks. And Ron Paul is right on top of this, and, Joe, I see this as bringing the IMF, at this critical point, when the bailouts in Europe are in big trouble, it is put a limelight on the one institution other than the European Central Bank, which is baling out these European countries and banks.”

Ron Paul: Strauss-Kahn Arrest Implicates IMF

Monday, May 16th, 2011
Randy’s Right
May 16, 2011

US Presidential candidate Ron Paul says the arrest of IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn shows why economic sovereignty and control of the money supply should not be handed over to an international body.

“These are the kind of people that are running the IMF and we want to turn the world finances and the control of the money supply to them?,” Paul rhetorically asked on FOX News Sunday. “That should awaken everybody to the fact that they ought to look into the IMF and find out why we shouldn’t be sacrificing more sovereignty to an organization like that and an individual like he was.”

As previously reported, Strauss-Kahn was arrested Saturday night in New York City on charges of attempting to falsely imprison and rape a hotel maid. His lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, said his client is innocent of the charges.

Calling Strauss-Kahn’s arrest “a bit ironic,” Paul called the IMF’s moves toward a world currency “a threat to us [the United States].”
“I would like to go to a sound American currency, but others want to go to a fiat world currency. They want to use the IMF,” he said.

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