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94. The New Yorker: Strauss-Kahn and the Dancing Men
November 28, 2011
Strauss-Kahn and the Dancing Men
Posted by Amy Davidson

.....Extraordinary dance of celebration? Sofitels parent company, Accor, released a statement disputing Epsteins story generally, as well as two particular facts in it:

The article states that two Sofitel employees were seen celebrating on tape for three minutes. In fact, the incident in question lasted only 8 seconds and both employees categorically deny this exchange had anything to do with Mr. Strauss-Kahn. In regards to room 2820, the hotels digital history indicates the guest checked out of this room at 11:36am with the housekeeper cleaning the room shortly thereafter. Again, the innuendo that the guest in room 2820 was involved in the incident is false and utterly baseless.

.....Epstein assembles the components of a Rube Goldberg machine of a conspiracy that, if you put it in motion, seems to turn on a controller in room 2820 reckoning that sending a maid into the room of a man who was packing to leave would yield the D.N.A. evidence of a sexual encounter. Perhaps the shadowy figures behind this knew Strauss-Kahn so well that they felt they could, indeed, count on such a thing. (What that assumption says about Strauss-Kahn is another matter.)

...according to a source the Daily Beast spoke to, the dancing men back at the Sofitel said they couldnt recall the exact reason for their fleeting celebratory behavior but that they believed it may have involved sports, which they frequently talked about.

Read more http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/closeread/2011/11...


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