Strauss-Kahn Case a Set-up? Sources Claim Shocking New Evidence Reveals Accuser’s Alleged Criminal Ties
10:30 pm, June 30th | by Amy Tennery
The alleged sexual assault case brought against the former IMF director by a Midtown Manhattan maid had seemed almost air-tight. But now prosecutors, investigators and, well, apparently everyone on the non-Strauss side of things is reportedly doubting the story that the accuser brought forward, according to a story just published in the New York Times.
The forensic evidence supporting an alleged sexual encounter between Strauss-Kahn and the cleaning staff member is reportedly still intact. What isn’t, apparently, is the accuser’s version of events.
The Times paints the situation is fairly certain terms:
Although forensic tests found unambiguous evidence of a sexual encounter between Mr. Strauss-Kahn, a French politician, and the woman, prosecutors do not believe much of what the accuser has told them about the circumstances or about herself.
Since her initial allegation on May 14, the accuser has repeatedly lied, one of the law enforcement officials said.
Of course, none of this is the official word yet — the Times cites “two well-placed law enforcement officials,” who go unnamed. But the accusations against the would-be victim of this purported assault are fairly intense: alleged drug dealing, money laundering and other “possible links to criminal activities” made the list. The case is in such disarray that officials even suggested Strauss-Kahn could be released from house arrest in the near future, and prosecutors are expected to present the new found evidence to the court tomorrow.
So what else have investigators allegedly found? (Yes, the list goes on.) Apparently they claim that Strauss-Kahn’s accuser may be in cahoots with an incarcerated man (who also goes unnamed), who is “among a number of individuals who made multiple cash deposits, totaling around $100,000 into the woman’s bank account over the last two years.” Yikes. According to these investigators’ version of events, she also called this guy “within a day of her encounter with Strauss-Kahn” and “discussed the possible benefits of pursuing the charges against him.”
In a statement that warrants a “duh” more than perhaps any other ever uttered, one of those “well-placed” anonymous officials told the Times that the situation is “a mess, a mess on both sides.” This “mess,” of course, is no doubt made worse by the fact that someone claiming to be a legal official close to the case has just leaked this information to the press.
So, should we believe this version of events? If this new revelation has taught us anything, it’s that we should, perhaps, be a bit more cautious before we make snap judgements in this case. Things may not be as they seem.