Back in May, I wrote on an entry on the Dominique Strauss Kahn fiasco where I called the maid a liar. It is nice to be proved right.
(emphasis mine) [my comment]
… Whether or not the charges prove to be true (and I am
extremely skeptical), the treatment of the man believed to be the next
president of France is a sick jock. Those responcible for
DSK “perp walk” deserve to join him on Rikers Island.
1) This looks like the second time Dominique Strauss Kahn is going to become the victim of political hit job.
2) US coverage of the affair has been insanely dishonest and factually inaccurate.
3) The maid is lying (see below).
4) It is absolutely disgusting that Dominique Strauss Kahn was denied bail. Keeping him isolated from the world in solitary confinement prevents him from giving his side of the story.
Conclusion: Based on the hostility and dishonesty displayed by those trying to convict him (media, police, the judge, the victim, etc), I am highly skeptical of the rape charges.
Turns out that she was a liar (and a hooker)
New York Post reports that the Maid cleaning up as 'hooker'.
Maid cleaning up as 'hooker'
By LAURA ITALIANO
Last Updated: 2:41 PM, July 2, 2011
Posted: 1:57 AM, July 2, 2011
Dominique Strauss-Kahn's accuser wasn't just a girl working at a hotel -- she was a working girl.
The Sofitel housekeeper who claims the former IMF boss sexually assaulted her in his room was doing double duty as a prostitute, collecting cash on the side from male guests, The Post has learned.
"There is information . . . of her getting extraordinary tips, if you know what I mean. And it's not for bringing extra f--king towels," a source close to the defense investigation said yesterday.
The woman was allegedly purposely assigned to the Midtown hotel by her union because it knew she would bring in big bucks.
"When you're a chambermaid at Local 6, when you first get to the US, you start at the motels at JFK [Airport]. You don't start at the Sofitel," the source said. "There's a whole squad of people who saw her as an earner."
The woman also had "a lot of her expenses -- hair braiding, salon expenses -- paid for by men not related to her," the source said.
Allegations that she worked as a hotel hooker may explain why Strauss-Kahn insists their encounter was consensual. His defense attorneys refused yesterday to comment on the damning evidence -- or say whether he paid her for sex.
Sources also told The Post Strauss-Kahn's probers uncovered evidence that she was part of a pyramid scheme that targeted immigrants from her native Guinea.
"We have people who have been victimized, who have claimed she ripped them off. Nice working people from her neighborhood," a source said.
The stunning new info surfaced yesterday as the accuser was unmasked as a PATHOLOGICAL LIAR AND SCAM ARTIST by prosecutors whose rape case has unraveled.
Strauss-Kahn -- who was under house arrest with a $5 million bond -- was released without bail after the Manhattan DA's Office admitted that the maid repeatedly lied to them about the alleged attack and her personal history.
Most damning to the case is that she flat-out lied on her asylum application that she was the "victim of a gang rape" in Guinea -- memorizing a cassette tape that coached her on what to say, according to a letter prosecutors sent to the defense.
"She reiterated these falsehoods when questioned about her history and background, and stated that she did so in order to remain consistent with the statement that she had submitted as part of her application," prosecutors said in the let
To get tax benefits, she also claimed she had a second child. She only has one, a 15-year-old daughter.
"She also admitted to misrepresenting her income in order to maintain her present housing," the letter said.
Prosecutors said the woman lied to a grand jury by testifying she immediately alerted a supervisor about the assault.
The maid actually cleaned a neighboring suite on the 28th floor and then scrubbed Strauss-Kahn's room before she reported the incident to her boss.
Twenty-eight hours after the alleged sexual assault, the woman talked to her boyfriend in an immigration jail in Arizona -- saying "words to the effect of, 'Don't worry, this guy has a lot of money. I know what I'm doing,' " The New York Times quoted an official saying.
The bombshell disclosures will likely force the DA to drop all charges against the banking big shot.
"I understand that the circumstances surrounding the case have changed substantially," Judge Michael Obus said as he ordered Strauss-Kahn's $1 million bail and $5 million bond returned and gave permission for him to travel anywhere in the United States without restriction.
His passport was not returned.
The Lies She Told
“I cowered in fear after DSK’s attack.” She told a grand jury under oath that after she was sexually assaulted in DSK’s hotel Suite No. 2806, she fled down the hall, where she cowered until she saw him leave for the elevator. She then immediately told her supervisors of the attack, she said.
TRUTH: She eventually confessed to prosecutors that what she really did after the “attack” was clean two rooms, including Suite No. 2806. Only then did she tell hotel staff what had “happened.”
“I was gang-raped by Guinean soldiers.” DSK’s 32-year-old accuser swore in asylum paperwork that in retaliation for her family’s political opposition to Guinea’s dictatorship, she had been beaten and raped by a mob of soldiers. Prosecutors say she sobbed and “appeared distraught” as she recounted the ordeal.
TRUTH: “In subsequent interviews, she admitted that the gang rape had never occurred,” prosecutors told defense lawyers in legal documents. “Instead, she stated that she had lied about its occurrence and fabricated the details.”
“I have two children.” Prosecutors say that for the past two tax years, DSK’s accuser declared she had two children as dependents on her tax returns.
TRUTH: “She declared a friend’s child in addition to her own as a dependent on her tax returns for the purpose of increasing her tax refund beyond that to which she was entitled,” prosecutors say in court papers. She is actually the mother of only one child, a 15-year-old girl.
New York Post reports that there is 'No way she survives cross-examination'.
'laid' low as DA paid for digs
By BRAD HAMILTON and LARRY CELONA
Last Updated: 12:17 PM, July 3, 2011
Posted: 1:06 AM, July 3, 2011
She was turning tricks on the taxpayers' dime!
The Sofitel maid who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of a sex attack in his suite wasn't just a hotel hooker -- SHE CONTINUED TO WORK AS A PROSTITUTE IN A BROOKLYN HOTEL WHERE SHE WAS STASHED BY PROSECUTORS, The Post has learned.
The so-called victim, whose web of lies has crippled the Manhattan DA's case against the former International Monetary Fund boss, played host to a parade of paying male visitors in the weeks after Strauss-Kahn's arrest, a prosecution source said.
"While she was under our supervision, there were multiple 'dates' and encounters at the hotel on the DA's dime," the source said of her paid hotel room. "That's a great deal for her. She doesn't have to cover her expenses."
The woman has a regular fleet of gentlemen callers who range from wealthy clients she met at the Sofitel to counterfeit-merchandise hawkers and livery-cab drivers, said sources close to the defense investigation.
Some of her clients also gave her pricey jewelry, the source said.
Nothing happened in the first two weeks of her stay at the hotel, when she was under around-the-clock supervision provided by the DA's Office, said a law-enforcement source.
Prosecutors were apparently worried about the woman's emotional state and that reporters knew where she lived.
There was an additional concern that DSK representatives might try to bribe her or that she might get cold feet. And because she couldn't go home, they decided that having her stay in a hotel under their watch was the best way to keep her safe and secure her cooperation.
But starting about June 1, the arrangement changed -- she was dropped off and picked up when prosecutors needed her but was otherwise free to do as she pleased, the source said.
It's unclear how many encounters took place, the source said.
The woman is still being housed by the DA's Office but it's unclear if it's the same location or how much money has been spent to house her, the source said.
"I can't say with 100 percent certainty that it's not true," a senior prosecutor said about whether the woman was turning tricks while at the hotel.
New York Post reports that there is 'No way she survives cross-examination'.
way she survives cross-examination'
By DAREH GREGORIAN
Last Updated: 9:11 AM, July 2, 2011
Posted: 12:36 AM, July 2, 2011
The criminal case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn is mortally wounded by revelations about his accuser's tissue of lies, legal experts told The Post.
Prosecutors admitted yesterday that the maid who accused the former IMF boss of sexual assault lied to immigration officials to get into the country, lied to the IRS on her taxes, and lied to prosecutors about her background in the aftermath of the alleged attack.
Most damaging of all, said legal eagle Joseph Tacopina, was her admission that SHE'D CONCOCTED A STORY ABOUT BEING GANG-RAPED IN HER NATIVE GUINEA so that she could seek asylum in the United States.
"Besides her veracity and that she lied to prosecutors, SHE LIED ABOUT A RAPE," he said. "THAT'S SOMETHING YOU CAN NEVER OVERCOME."
He noted that forensic evidence doesn't do much to bolster her case, because Strauss-Kahn has acknowledged that they had a sexual encounter but maintains it was consensual.
That makes this he said, she said -- and she's now a proven liar.
"If SHE CONCOCTED A FALSE STORY OF RAPE FOR HER OWN BENEFIT, how can you believe anything there?" Tacopina said.
"They can pull the Band-Aid off quickly or slowly, but it's the end of the road."
Lawyer Ed Hayes agreed the case is now "impossible to prove."
"It doesn't mean he didn't behave improperly toward her," Hayes said, but the lies, coupled with links to drug dealers and allegations of possible money laundering make her a fatally flawed witness.
"THERE'S NO WAY SHE SURVIVES CROSS-EXAMINATION," Hayes said, and no way a jury could buy her account beyond a reasonable doubt.
The experts were split over whether the revelations will result in perjury charges against Strauss-Kahn's accuser.
Tacopina said it's likely that the DA's Office wouldn't want to prosecute someone it had "embraced as a victim" for fear it might send the wrong message to sex-assault victims.
My reaction: Not surprised. The maid turned out to have even less
credibility than I thought she would.
Not only was this a political hit job, it was a DESPERATE political hit job. One that was guaranteed to fall apart. The divided between the reality and what is reported by the mainstream media is now growing to such absurd levels that it can’t last for a long period of time. We are nearing the end of the ESF’s long Ponzi scheme.