Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Strauss-Kahn gets screwed... no pun intended

Now that we know that the crazy hotel maid's lacking credibility and alleged prostitution ruined her case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, we can't help but feel sorry for him, right? Well the problem with accusing someone of rape is that there is always that "what if," in my opinion. It's like a bad tattoo. Seeing as he is trying to run for office, I can just see it now... Slander campaign: "Strauss-Kahn: Accused of Rape. Is this who you want as your President?" Ironically, Strauss-Kahn has a 49% approval rating. The French are actually urging him to run for President.

However, we can't be too hopeful.

Here's the downside of an VERY wealthy man getting accused of rape... People start coming out with their own accusations. Right after his bail conditions were dropped and he was freed from isolation, another woman claims she was raped.

According to the New York Times, "The novelist, Tristane Banon, 32, claims that Mr. Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her in 2003, and said that she remained silent on the advice of her mother, a prominent Socialist." Essentially, she decided to keep mum, but when she heard of his other accusation, she decided to come out. Her defense? She says that she didn't say anything for years because, “It is very hard for every woman in this case. People are asking you to say what happened minute by minute, while you have only one wish: to forget minute by minute what happened," says Banon.

Her description of the incident according to "Ms. Banon offered a graphic account of her alleged encounter with Mr. Strauss-Kahn in 2003, saying he grabbed her in a nearly empty apartment as she was interviewing him and dragged her to the floor, pulling off some of her clothes and forcing his hand into her underwear. She said she escaped by kicking him desperately."

Banon and Strauss-Kahn
 If he really did rape these women, then he deserves to rot in jail. However, if he didn't, those women deserve to rot in jail. Not only are they slandering his name and potentially ruining his chance as president, but they are bringing to light a VERY sensitive subject; one that should not be toyed with.

What about his wife, though? Anne Sinclair, popular journalist and wife of Strauss-Kahn stands by her man, claiming she has no doubt that he is innocent.

Sinclair and Strauss-Kahn smiling for the camera