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IMF Boss Arrested For Attempted Rape

Dominique Strauss-Khan

International Monetary Fund (IMF) head, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, was arrested Saturday night for attempting to falsely imprison and rape a hotel maid in New York City.

The 62-year-old Strauss-Kahn was also slated to run as the Socialist candidate for the French presidency next year.

The New York Post describes what allegedly happened:

The trouble began at around 1 p.m. yesterday when a 32-year-old housekeeper entered Strauss-Kahn’s $3,000-a-night suite at the luxury Sofitel on West 44th Street — apparently unaware he was still inside.

The married Strauss-Kahn was in the bathroom, and emerged naked, chased her down a hallway and pulled her into a bedroom, where “he jumps her,” a source said.

“She pulled away from him and he dragged her down a hallway into the bathroom where he engaged in a criminal sexual act, according to her account to detectives,” Browne said. “He tried to lock her into the hotel room.”

Soon afterward, Strauss-Kahn got dressed and headed off to JFK for a flight to Paris.

When he was approached on the plane by Port Authority cops, he said, “What is this about?” sources said. He was taken off the aircraft without handcuffs.

Sarkozy was trailing behind Strauss-Khan and Le Pen

Strauss-Khan, who has won international praise for his stewardship of the IMF during hard economic times across the globe, was listed as the front-runner in the race for French president. Latest polling before the arrest showed he led with 26%, with Marine Le Pen, daughter of far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen, following in second with 22%. Current French president Nicholas Sarkozy was third with 21.5%.

In the French election system, the top two candidates face off in a final round.

Marine Le Pen declared Strauss-Khan’s political career over, and predicted he would be asked to leave his IMF post, reports The New York Times. Socialist Party leader, Martine Aubry, called for unity in the wake of the “thunderbolt” arrest, reports Reuters.

The head of France’s Christian Democratic party, Christine Boutin, said she believed Strauss-Khan was set up, reports The New York Times. “I really believe that somebody set a trap for Dominique Strauss-Kahn to fall into,” she said. “That he could be taken in like that seems astounding, so he must have been trapped.”

French government spokesman Francois Baroin said on Sunday it was important to remain cautious and reserve judgment over Strauss-Khan’s arrest, reports Reuters, and his presumption of innocence should be respected.

Piroska Nagy

This is not the first sex scandal for Strauss-Khan, reports The New York Post. French journalist Tristane Banon claimed she had to fight him off during an interiew last year.

In a case that got him labeled “the hot rabbit” in French national media, Strauss-Khan was forced to publicly apologize for having an affair with Hungarian economic Piroska Nagy at the IMF.

At about the same time as the Nagy affair, an unnamed actress told Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper that Strauss-Kahn acted “like a gorilla” when they were alone together in Paris.

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  1. Basil says

    Shut him over in jail. ENOUGH WITH MONEYBAG TERRORISM

  2. Reason says

    Sarkozy is discredited. He was elected with many promises, including haulting immigration. He has pretty much failed in all his pledges and has led a great war with Libya, Ivory Coast that will undoubetly bring even more invasion to Europe. These people don’t belong in Europe.

    Strauss-Khan, has now by all accounts been discredited and kicked-out of the race.

    Le Pen is the only possible challenger who has lived the life of an average French citizen and more. At a young age, her house was bombed, and she had to learn early-on the bravery and determination to just withstand the insults and to stay in the struggle of ideas. Now that her main opponent is out and Sarkozy is trailing. She is the most likely leader in the foreseable short-term.

  3. Philoctetes says

    They always say that the French are great lovers? Besides, what was the maid? Boricua, Quisqueya, Pilipina? Besides, the man is Jewish. The man is a lawyer!! Who would you believe?

  4. BOERSEUN DURBAN Z.A.R says

    These imf dudes are all scumbags.They lent the corrupt zuma anc ,sa “government” Billions of the yank tax dollars .I was once in usa and i can honestly say this is not something you can “take to the bank.’When are ordinary americans going to get rid of these “presidents” who lend corrupt african leaders loans like this.The biggest problem with white liberal governments like usa is that they are quick to loan $$$$ but non existant when it comes to making sure the money is not looted by tyranical corrupt autocratic morons.

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