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Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by UPChip, May 14, 2011.

  1. UPChip

    UPChip Well-Known Member

    Head of the International Monetary Fund, candidate for the French presidency, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, gets pulled off a plane to deGaulle after being accused of a 'sex attack' on a maid at a Times Square hotel.



    Doubt there are many European finance geeks out there, but hey, it was an easy thread title.
  2. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Qui Qui

    Head of IMF and leading candidate to defeat Sarkozy in French Presidential race arrested in NYC for sexual assault.

  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    The "French Street" isn't buying it. Conspiracy theories abound.

    What's French for "birther" or "truther"?

  4. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

  5. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    I don't know about that. This, like Sarkozy's newfound lust for war mongering, reeks.
  6. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Wicked's an "IMFer"!

    Come on, you really think this is a set up?

    Even if it's somehow a false claim, for it to lead all the way back to Sarkozy would take a level of planning greater than the raid on bin Laden's compound.
  7. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    I don't know if it's a set-up. Nor do I care, particularly. But when you look at the circumstances ...

    That being said, a bunch of French folk still think 9/11 was an inside job, so they love conspiracy theories.
  8. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    They probably think Lance Armstrong set him up.
  9. waterytart

    waterytart Active Member

    From a $3,000/night hotel room to Rikers? That would cause vertigo.

    The cops have to believe they've got the evidence locked down to be going after someone of his stature this hard.
  10. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Might not be a bad idea for Sofetel to move away from their housekeepers suggestive outfits:

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  11. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    See, here's what I can't decide: It seems like something that even a horndog of Strauss-Kahn's stature wouldn't be dumb enough to do, which suggests that it has to be a set-up. But then, if you were going to set a guy up, surely you'd have a better, more believable plan than this.

    It's all just so damn strange, that's for sure.
  12. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Can't underestimate the stupidity of some people -- especially if they've gotten away with similar actions in the past.

    It looks like they're not going to deny that something took place, rather, they'll argue it was consensual:

    Sorry DSK, but picking up the tip off of the side table is not the same as consenting to (violent) sex.
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