Quelle surprise

The word of a wealthy white man with a sordid past trumps that of a working class woman of color with a sordid past:

District Attorney Asks Judge to Drop Strauss-Kahn Case

However, things could get a little interesting in France for DSK:

The maid who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her in New York filed a complaint against a French official for trying to bribe a witness, a lawyer for the woman said.

The claim was filed today against a deputy mayor of Sarcelles in the northern suburbs of Paris, said Thibault de Montbrial, a lawyer for housekeeper Nafissatou Diallo. He declined to name the person, saying it is in the police file, which isn’t public.

And apparently there’s no shortage of women who say he has abused them:

The French writer and journalist who claims Dominique Strauss-Kahn attempted to rape her eight years ago is more determined than ever to bring him to justice, her lawyer said on Tuesday.

Tristane Banon claims the former IMF chief sexually assaulted her when she went to interview him for a book she was writing in 2003. Banon, 32, who was friends with Strauss-Kahn’s daughter Camille and is a goddaughter of his second wife, described his behaviour as “like a rutting chimpanzee”.

But, you know, Nafissatou Diallo, the maid who accused him in New York, has a questionable past, so why would anyone believe her ….

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