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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:51 PM

Get the pocorn ready...Strauss-Kahn and Hotel Housekeeper Settle Suit Over Alleged Attack

The former French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn and the hotel housekeeper who accused him of sexually assaulting her last year have agreed to settle her lawsuit stemming from their sexual encounter, a judge said on Monday.

The settlement, whose terms were not disclosed, was announced at a hearing in State Supreme Court in the Bronx, eight long miles from the headline-grabbing case’s genesis: a 28th-floor suite at the Sofitel hotel in Midtown Manhattan.

Justice Douglas E. McKeon entered the courtroom at 2:15 p.m., and said a deal had been finalized in his presence about 10 minutes earlier. Both sides agreed that the settlement would be confidential.

The housekeeper, Nafissatou Diallo, who was at the hearing and went public with her identity last year, said afterward: “I thank everyone all over the world and everyone at the court. God bless you all.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/11/nyregion/strauss-kahn-and-hotel-maid-settle-suit-over-alleged-attack.html?hp&_r=0

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Reply Get the pocorn ready...Strauss-Kahn and Hotel Housekeeper Settle Suit Over Alleged Attack (Original post)
joeybee12 Dec 2012 OP
MrSlayer Dec 2012 #1
yellowcanine Dec 2012 #2
joeybee12 Dec 2012 #3
TexasBushwhacker Dec 2012 #4
joeybee12 Dec 2012 #5
tabasco Dec 2012 #6
kwassa Dec 2012 #7

Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:55 PM

1. He gets off, she gets paid, everyone walks away happy.

 

Ain't that America?

Crazy.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 06:00 PM

2. Win-Win

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 06:24 PM

3. I'm shocked...shocked that...

more people aren't chiming in...I guess the outrage over this has passed its sell-by date.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 06:25 PM

4. Criminal charges were dropped

The whole thing happened shortly after Strauss-Kahn went on record saying that euros would be a more suitable oil reserve currency than dollars. He resigned and the charges went away. Christine Lagarde, the current director of the IMF, says the petrodollar system is just fine. She likes her job.

Guess what happened before we invaded Iraq in 2003? Saddam Hussein had started selling oil for euros and other currencies instead of petrodollars.

Was Gaddafi still selling oil for petrodollars when we decided to help the Libyan rebels? That would be no.

And guess what. Because of our sanctions against Iran, they are selling their oil to places like China and India for gold and other precious metals, NOT PETRODOLLARS.

Keeping the US dollar as the world's reserve currency is critical. If we go to war with Iran, it won't be about nukes.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:20 PM

5. What got me was the woman cried rape, and police were on the scene within minutes...

You know, because the police ALWAYS respond so quickly in these types of cases.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:21 PM

6. Rich folks don't commit crimes

They simply pay off victims.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:41 PM

7. Predator vs. Fabricator

that was the title of a Maureen Dowd piece on the subject that summed up things rather well, though I am no fan of Dowd.

DSK's career is dead. It reminds me of what eventually happened to OJ Simpson, convicted in the court of public opinion if no place else. We may still see DSK in jail on some other charge, too. He has no political future, and he had been a strong contender for president of France.

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