11:21 am, July 16th | by Amy Tennery
While in the middle of a major, headline-grabbing scandal, a lot of people might want to keep a low profile. But not Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
Strauss-Kahn, who faces charges of alleged sexual assault on a Manhattan maid, was recently released from house arrest, after new evidence emerged that cast doubt on his accuser’s claims. And he hasn’t stayed put. In fact, his post-house arrest life seems more like that of a carefree family man in the summer — not someone facing serious criminal allegations.
1:25 pm, July 15th | by Hillary Reinsberg
It seemed like Dominique Strauss-Kahn was off the hook. But one group’s still after him: the New Black Panther Party.
The Village Voice reports that last night about 20 members of the New Black Panther Party were assembled outside the now famous 153 Franklin Street townhouse where DSK did his house arrest (and where we coincidentally threw a party a few weeks before he moved in. Here’s our inside tour of the spot). Leaders of the group, standing on the Tribeca street, apparently shouted, “There is no hiding place, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, for you tonight,” from megaphones. Wow.
9:05 am, July 13th | by Amy Tennery
It just keeps coming — a man claiming to be the “fiancée” of Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s alleged sexual assault accuser has spoken at length to The Daily Beast, in a lengthy item published early this morning. The interview, among other things, casts doubt on prosecutors’ claims that the would-be victim in the hotel attack was angling for some kind of financial windfall from a possible court case. Of course, this is also a guy who’s claiming to be her “fiancée” (a term the Beast seems openly skeptical of), so it’s natural that he’d be on her side of things.
So, who is this guy?
7:46 am, July 11th | by Amy Tennery
This is odd: French writer Tristane Banon, who has accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape, didn’t show up for a meeting with police scheduled for today, according to several reports early this morning. But, a few hours later, the AP reported that the police were able to eventually extract a statement from her. What happened?
There’s no word yet on why Banon, who says the alleged attack took place in 2002, might not have arrived for her scheduled meeting, or how the authorities eventually got to speak with her.
2:57 pm, July 8th | by Amy Tennery
Is this a piece of high-profile investigation minutia or possibly crucial new detail? It’s getting hard to tell with the twists and turns in the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case.
The alleged sexual assault case, which has become seemingly more disturbing and confusing with each passing day, now has a new wrinkle, according to a report released by the Telegraph this afternoon. Just hours before the former IMF director’s alleged attack on a hotel maid, a security camera caught Strauss-Kahn going into an elevator with another mystery woman. Whether this is relevant is up for debate — the paper doesn’t confirm what the pair’s behavior was like and notes only that they entered the lift “together” (like, together together or just, you know, at the same time together… that much is unclear).
4:20 pm, July 6th | by Amy Tennery
Nope, it’s still going on, guys.
Despite widespread rumors this week that the Dominique Strauss-Kahn alleged sexual assault case would be dropped imminently, prosecutors reiterated this afternoon that the case was still being investigated, according to Reuters. This news came on the heels of a widely publicized meeting between prosecutors and Strauss-Kahn’s attorneys, who called the meeting “constructive”. Constructive but not conclusive, apparently.
2:06 pm, July 5th | by Amy Tennery
And now, another Dominique Strauss-Kahn-related legal action.
Remember that alarming New York Post cover story over the weekend? You know, the one with the really subtle cover that read “DSK Maid a Hooker”? Yea, turns out people don’t like it when anonymous sources refer to them as sex workers in the press. Now, the subject of that story, Strauss-Kahn’s accuser in the alleged sexual assault case, has filed a lawsuit over it.
10:08 am, July 5th | by Amy Tennery
As far as Dominique Strauss-Kahn news goes, it would seem that rumors are getting churned out right and left.
A jaw-dropping story over at the New York Post this morning said that the Strauss-Kahn case is as good as over, citing sources who called a dismissal “a certainty.” But while the Post claims that prosecutors could drop charges within the next two weeks, Mogulite has been told on background that this isn’t the case. According to our source, prosecutors will continue on with the investigation, as they indicated on Friday when Strauss-Kahn was released from house arrest.
1:23 pm, July 4th | by Amy Tennery
Here we go again. Looks like former IMF Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn is facing yet another accusation of sexual assult, just days after being freed from house arrest in Manhattan. French novelist Tristane Banon is planning to file a criminal complaint Tuesday, according to IBN, accusing Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape.
Banon claims that the attack against her occurred in 2002, but says that she waited to bring up the incident because her mother (who had been, apparently, a high-ranking official within Strauss-Kahn’s party) had convinced her to keep it under wraps.
11:03 am, July 2nd | by Amy Tennery
Looks like few people working on the now-infamous Dominique Strauss-Kahn case will be taking a long weekend.
The accusations against an alleged sexual attack victim in the former IMF director’s case got even uglier this morning, with the New York Post reporting that “sources” have identified her as a prostitute in the hotel. One source told the paper that “there is information… of her getting extraordinary tips, if you know what I mean. And it’s not for bringing extra f***ing towels.”