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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 12:28 PM
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This Strauss-Kahn guy must have made a lot of enemies on the way up
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle08.asp?xfile=...

(AFP)

16 October 2011

PARIS - Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn tried to shake off yet another sex scandal Sunday, demanding to be interviewed by judges to clear his name over reports linking him to a vice ring.

Until May this year the 62-year-old Socialist was considered favourite to defeat President Nicolas Sarkozy in next years election, but his career has been destroyed by two unproven attempted rape allegations.

Strauss-Kahn firmly denied those claims, and prosecutors have dropped both cases, but on Sunday his name was linked to another scandal, an investigation into an alleged call girl network in the northern city of Lille.

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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 12:31 PM
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1. Makes you wonder what they were afraid he'd do.
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 12:36 PM
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3. Yes. From what I understand, he is/was socialist,
with strong feelings/opinions on the subject. Could be like anti-Spitzer movement.
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Ikonoklast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 12:44 PM
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6. In France, he is a well-known womanizer. He is a real pig around women.
He is also a 'Socialist' who wears $15,000.00 custom tailored suits.

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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 04:48 PM
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9. None of that is particularly jarring to the French, however.
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 12:34 PM
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2. No surprise, generally, imo.
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OHdem10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 12:40 PM
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4. Not defending him, but until the NY case France had very different
standards than in US. Cases would have gone nowhere
under the old standards.

Another way some might see this. Are his POLITICAL
enemies at work. Get strongest challenger out of
the race.



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Nye Bevan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 12:42 PM
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5. That tends to happen when you try to grope pretty much every woman you ever encounter (nt)
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Me. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 12:52 PM
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7. He Is A Serial Assaulter
And sooner or later if this behavior goes unchecked it catches up with you
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 12:53 PM
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8. couldnt be him. must be EVERYONE picking on him. amazing. nt
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inna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 04:53 PM
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10. glad you're not an official prosecutor, in this case or in general
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 04:56 PM
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11. i never saw the maid/was consensual. i never touched the journalist/only kissed her against her
will
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inna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 05:06 PM
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12. like i said... nm
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 05:07 PM
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13. you have a problem with people showing his contradictions? really? nt
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AngkorWot Donating Member (792 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 05:07 PM
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14. Or lots of people jumped on the bandwago.
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Gin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 06:39 PM
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15. the NY case opened the flood gates about his sexual assaults..
even though 2 cases were dismissed, other women are empowered to speak out and stick it to this ego maniac/predator.
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AngkorWot Donating Member (792 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 06:44 PM
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16. That, or maybe they thought they could cash in too.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 07:05 PM
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17. the journalist story was well known way before the maid story came out. nt
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