Last week, accused rapist and former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn was granted bail, on the condition in remain in New York and be monitored 24/7. He was originally slated to stay with his wife at the Bristol Plaza, which bill itself as “better than a hotel” and comes with daily maid service, but the tenants said not on their watch. He’s since found a home in Tribeca and while he’s not allowed to leave legal and medical appointments, plus weekly worship, the 6,800-square-foot townhouse, which is setting his wife back £30,000 a month, should provide plenty of room to stretch his shit out. Also included: Read more »
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$$$ Dominique Strauss-Kahn told the New York hotel maid, “Don’t you know who I am! Don’t you know who I am?” while pinning her down during the alleged sexual assault, law enforcement sources close to the investigation told FoxNews.com…“Please stop. I need my job, I can’t lose my job, don’t do this. I will lose my job. Please, please stop! Please stop!” she told Strauss-Kahn, according to law enforcement sources. Strauss-Kahn allegedly responded: “No, baby. Don’t worry, you’re not going to lose your job. Please, baby, don’t worry,” Strauss-Kahn responded, according to investigators. (Fox)
$$$ Belgium’s Debt Outlook Revised to Negative by Fitch on Political Stalemate (Bloomberg)
He couldn’t leave without telling the IMF staff how much they meant to him. Read more »
Following The (Alleged) Maid Encounter, Dominique Strauss-Kahn Tried His Luck With A Flight AttendantBy Bess Levin
Last week, we mentioned that prior to (allegedly) sexually assaulting a maid just before checking out of his hotel, former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn tried and failed to seduce the Sofitel front desk lady, having invited her to have a drink with him, which she declined. That got us thinking that DSK probably unsuccessfully hit on a whole bunch of people during his time in NYC, prior to the maid incident (including but not limited to waitress at the Times Square Olive Garden whose spurning of his advances he did not take well, shouting “I thought that when I’m here I’m family, bitch!” before leaving in a huff and the people who accost you on the street and ask “Do you like comedy shows?” before shoving a flier in your hand). What we didn’t expect was that he’d continue his attempt to grab the ass of anyone within arm’s reach of his meathooks almost immediately following the alleged rape, but as we’ve learned, this guy is full of surprises. Read more »
As you more than likely know by now, the (very) recently resigned IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is awaiting trial for the alleged sexual assault of a Sofitel maid over the weekend. At this time there are of course many unanswered questions, though slowly but surely, various details are coming out helping us to put the puzzle together. Today, for instance, a Newsweek reporter informs us that the maid? Got the raw end of the stick after DSK, apparently in heat, had already been rebuffed by at least one other target.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn allegedly was looking for love, or at least his version of it, from the moment he checked into his hotel in New York City last Friday, May 13. As soon as he got to his suite, 2806, he called back down to the front desk and asked the receptionist if she would like to join him for a drink, according to sources familiar with the prosecution’s case against the former head of the International Monetary Fund and contender for the presidency of France. The receptionist demurred.
As you may have heard, recently resigned IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was granted bail yesterday and will no longer be forced to bunk on Riker’s Island, while awaiting trial on rape accusations. Starting today, DSK and his wife will be renting an apartment at the Bristol Plaza on East 65th and Third Avenue, for an estimated $8,800-$14,200. In exchange, S-K will have access to a pool, gym, soaking tub and “daily maid service.” The Bristol describes itself as being “better than a hotel,” and while it’s unclear exactly what that means (do they allow guests’ alleged sexual assault go unreported unlike certain Midtown establishments that you can bet will be getting a nasty write-up on TripAdvisor?), DSK will presumably get to the bottom of it and report back. Here are a few more interior shots of the new pad: Read more »
It presupposes that yes he did what’s been alleged but that it was a misunderstanding. Read more »
According to CNBC’s Mary Thompson, DSK’s bail has been set at $1 million (plus an additional $5 million insurance bond), he must surrender all travel documents and he must agree to “home detention monitoring” in the apartment he and his wife will rent in New York. If anyone’s building has any openings, do be sure to let him know! In related news: Read more »
“There are hundreds of media representatives here today [for Strauss-Kahn's bail hearing],” David Bookstaver, a spokesman for the New York state court system, told Bloomberg. “The last thing that came close to this was Mark David Chapman at his arraignment after shooting John Lennon.” [Bloomberg]