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msanthrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-11 09:31 AM
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43. The Defense Attorney, Ben Brafman.
Edited on Tue May-17-11 09:33 AM by msanthrope
"The evidence, we believe, will not be consistent with a forcible encounter," said Ben Brafman, the high-powered lawyer of IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, at the suspect's sensational arraignment in a packed criminal courtroom.

A source close to the defense later told The Post, "There may well have been consent."

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Not that this simply did not happen....but that it wasn't 'forcible.' Even discounting the later unamed source, I don't think he's claiming there wasn't contact.

Which tells me there's a possibility of DNA that DSK cannot otherwise explain.
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  -Strauss-Kahn to Be Jailed at New Yorks Rikers Island in Sex-Assault Probe formercia  May-16-11 06:34 PM   #0 
  - Good. He (and the IMF) needs to learn they don't OWN US  Taverner   May-16-11 06:35 PM   #1 
  - The food will be the least of his problems  formercia   May-16-11 07:01 PM   #3 
     - Food? Que?  Taverner   May-16-11 07:07 PM   #7 
        - Not exactly Cordon Bleu.  formercia   May-16-11 07:11 PM   #10 
           - Ahhh. Why did they send him there?  Taverner   May-16-11 07:14 PM   #12 
              - I don't think they are Federal charges.  blondeatlast   May-16-11 07:22 PM   #16 
              - It's not a federal prosecution  jberryhill   May-17-11 09:13 AM   #34 
              - Rikers Island is the "county jail" for New York City  alcibiades_mystery   May-17-11 11:40 AM   #65 
  - The Raft,  Drale   May-16-11 06:37 PM   #2 
  - good. cant give hiim to france. france has already proven they protect rapists. nt  seabeyond   May-16-11 07:03 PM   #4 
  - From the Sofitel to Rikers. That's what I call culture shock--  blondeatlast   May-16-11 07:03 PM   #5 
  - Who did this guy cross?  EFerrari   May-16-11 07:04 PM   #6 
  - really? nt  seabeyond   May-16-11 07:08 PM   #8 
  - It sounds like a couple of ladies  madokie   May-16-11 07:09 PM   #9 
  - "Advances" doesn't quite cover the assault charge(s).  WinkyDink   May-16-11 07:16 PM   #14 
  - Surely you get my gist though  madokie   May-16-11 07:22 PM   #17 
  - Sure. But it also seems like he's getting tagged  EFerrari   May-17-11 08:19 AM   #21 
     - I think he got busted before anyone realized who he was.  Renew Deal   May-17-11 08:26 AM   #24 
     - They knew he was "somebody" because he was in that suite, though. n/t  EFerrari   May-17-11 08:30 AM   #25 
        - You're not going to tell me you've sided with the pig on this are you?  madokie   May-17-11 08:34 AM   #26 
        - Well, listen better. I said men like him don't get busted very often.  EFerrari   May-17-11 08:42 AM   #28 
           - Listen better is all you have to tell me. I read and comprehend pretty damn good actually  madokie   May-17-11 09:06 AM   #31 
              - Spot on, madokie...  JuniperLea   May-17-11 11:36 AM   #63 
              - It's really amazing watching people leap to conclusions  EFerrari   May-17-11 02:29 PM   #68 
              - I gave you no argument. For the third time, men of his class  EFerrari   May-17-11 02:28 PM   #67 
        - This is NY  Renew Deal   May-17-11 08:40 AM   #27 
           - Sofitel 350 sq ft studio STARTS at $1200 per night in Manhattan.  blondeatlast   May-17-11 10:30 AM   #55 
              - Retail rate for non-preferred guests  jberryhill   May-17-11 10:32 AM   #56 
                 - True, but staying at a fancy hotel in Manhattan isn't going to "tip off"  blondeatlast   May-17-11 10:35 AM   #58 
                    - Absolutely  jberryhill   May-17-11 10:42 AM   #60 
                    - I'd be surprised if there weren't more shady characters with a lot of money  madokie   May-17-11 07:56 PM   #74 
                    - Hmm. That isn't my experience with class/income dispartity at all.  EFerrari   May-17-11 02:38 PM   #69 
     - If you are charged with a crime and denied bail in New York City, you go to Rikers to await trial  alcibiades_mystery   May-17-11 11:41 AM   #66 
     - Good. Let's call for more of the same rather than run to his defense.  joshcryer   May-17-11 06:21 PM   #73 
  - My guess would be the judge. They don't all hang with millionaires. nt  blondeatlast   May-16-11 07:13 PM   #11 
  - The women he raped, that's who.  Odin2005   May-16-11 07:59 PM   #20 
  - Are you saying that this entire thing is fabricated?  Renew Deal   May-17-11 08:25 AM   #23 
  - possible  reorg   May-17-11 08:59 AM   #29 
     - from lawyers. last nite he had alibi, not there. this morning. she consented. nt  seabeyond   May-17-11 09:00 AM   #30 
        - not true  reorg   May-17-11 09:09 AM   #32 
           - what is not true. i saw article last night about time and couldnt be there  seabeyond   May-17-11 09:10 AM   #33 
              - Name the person who said these things /nt  jberryhill   May-17-11 09:14 AM   #35 
              - The story changed overnight--  msanthrope   May-17-11 09:19 AM   #37 
                 - thank you. i will keep your post at the ready. i am sure it will be needed. nt  seabeyond   May-17-11 09:23 AM   #38 
                 - Once more, with feeling - Name the person who said these things  jberryhill   May-17-11 09:24 AM   #39 
                 - ahhh, i see. take lawyers story to the bank, but this doesnt work for ya. got it.  seabeyond   May-17-11 09:27 AM   #40 
                 - English please?  jberryhill   May-17-11 09:29 AM   #42 
                 - The Defense Attorney, Ben Brafman.  msanthrope   May-17-11 09:31 AM   #43 
                    - Brafman's statement is vague  jberryhill   May-17-11 09:37 AM   #46 
                       - Oh, I don't think you are an agenda pusher---and you are correct on  msanthrope   May-17-11 09:40 AM   #48 
                       - Depends on where the DNA came from  jberryhill   May-17-11 10:33 AM   #57 
                       - That you consistently add qualifiers...  LanternWaste   May-17-11 10:09 AM   #53 
                          - I'm just trying to follow the story  jberryhill   May-17-11 10:28 AM   #54 
                 - your two (identical) links go to the exact same story  reorg   May-17-11 09:31 AM   #44 
                    - Fixed the link--  msanthrope   May-17-11 09:35 AM   #45 
                    - NYP, nuff said  reorg   May-17-11 09:41 AM   #49 
                    - Fixed, thank you--  msanthrope   May-17-11 09:37 AM   #47 
              - there have been contradictory reports with changing details on just about everything  reorg   May-17-11 09:28 AM   #41 
                 - Not difficult at all if you follow the evidence given at the arraignment....  msanthrope   May-17-11 09:47 AM   #51 
                    - these and other details have changed  reorg   May-17-11 10:00 AM   #52 
  - He crossed the rights of a woman not to be sexually assaulted, Beth.  Dreamer Tatum   May-17-11 09:45 AM   #50 
  - Of course he did. But guys like him don't get nailed very often  EFerrari   May-17-11 02:41 PM   #70 
  - That was my question as well...  Blue_Tires   May-17-11 11:37 AM   #64 
  - Exactly. Well, I'm glad for the lady that she is being taken seriously.  EFerrari   May-17-11 02:44 PM   #71 
  - Judge Judy?  formercia   May-17-11 06:18 PM   #72 
  - "The maid there is Bubba, mon ami," cracked Det. Briscoe.  WinkyDink   May-16-11 07:14 PM   #13 
  - Damn, too bad Ohrbach isn't around for the inevitable L&O take.  blondeatlast   May-16-11 07:19 PM   #15 
     - I presume Law and Order SVU will love this story line.  LisaL   May-16-11 07:51 PM   #19 
  - here are the charges  riverwalker   May-16-11 07:35 PM   #18 
  - He's probably the richest guy in the building.  Renew Deal   May-17-11 08:24 AM   #22 
     - Naw... the guards are public employees who, as we know, are fabulously overcompensated /nt  jberryhill   May-17-11 09:14 AM   #36 
        - No doubt; $50K a year is a sweet deal on Manhattan.  blondeatlast   May-17-11 10:37 AM   #59 
           - Depends on what drippy red thing you had in mind....  jberryhill   May-17-11 11:22 AM   #61 
              - Ew. Need brain bleach, nt  blondeatlast   May-17-11 11:26 AM   #62 

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