Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Mr. Green Enters the DSK Case

Friends of alleged hotel sex attacker Dominique Strauss-Kahn secretly contacted the accusing maid's impoverished family, offering them money to make the case go away since they can't reach the victim who is in protective custody, according to NyPo.

"They already talked with her family," a French businesswoman with close ties to Strauss-Kahn and his family told NyPo. "For sure, it's going to end up on a quiet note."

"He'll get out of it and will fly back to France. He won't spend time in jail. The woman will get a lot of money," said the source, adding that a seven-figure sum has been bandied about.

According to NyPo, this is the family, in their home village of Tchiakoulle, of the Guinean woman who says DSK tried to rape her.
 In the Tchiakoulle village from where the victim of the alleged DSK attack grew up, average income is reportedly $45 per month.


  1. Now that's a good solution. At least some one gets something out of it.

    Why do we need "justice" from the law? Why not the old-fashioned pay off?

    The attack, if it was one, has already happened.

    How does it make the victim whole, how does it rehabilitate the perp, how does it improve public life in any way to "try" such an episode?

    The maid needs her family, privacy, counseling, emotional support, job security, plenty of money for her trials and a few lessons in karate.

    The hotel needs protective measures for employees.

    The IMF needs to have a policy on what is unacceptable behavior between bosses and subordinates.

    The French media needs to learn the difference between private acts (philandering, adultery) of public figures and public acts (assaults).

    The US media needs to learn the difference between disclosing facts responsibly and smearing people.

    DSK needs psychotherapy, a job working with his hands doing something productive, his family and no women around.

    Mrs. DSK needs peace and quiet.

    And the public needs a break from 24/7 voyeurism and gossip.

  2. If I had the money, I would do the same thing too. He seriously needs to get back to raping countries with his fellow marauders.

  3. Lila, you need justice from the law in this case because its a deterrent. Just as we need the actual executives who have admitted under oath to committing fraud that caused the meltdown to go to jail, we need this bankster pig to end up behind bars if he is indeed guilty. Just because I can afford a large payoff to my victim doesn't give me license to rape them.

  4. I agree 100% with Lila Rajiva, but I don't think this is going away. Let us not forget, this case is an ambitious prosecutor's ticket to stardom. That alone guarantees DSK will spend time in prison.

  5. @Anonymous1

    Theoretically, I agree with you. But in practice, the law operates so crudely it injures everyone in its path.

    It is ten times the trauma of rape or attempted rape for a victim to testify publicly. Every detail of her life will be pried open and smeared.

    Why does she deserve that?
    And if DSK is innocent, why does he deserve it?
    Even if he is guilty, does he deserve it?

    Two people's lives, and the lives of dozens of their family, friends, colleagues are going to be torn apart and exposed to every prying eye, every malicious sneer, every crude lascivious joke.

    I have a problem with that. Not just in this case, but in most cases involving personal matters.

  6. You can for sure know if he does get convicted he will be in a posh cell or in house arrest.

  7. Frankly, I think this kind of public humiliation, loss of career, and financial cost is more than enough punishment in and of itself.

    And I doubt the maid is looking forward to having her private life pawed over and her character smeared in a way that is probably more long-lasting and damaging than even rape.

    There is something bizarre when the remedy is as bad or worse than the crime....and in fact smacks of it...