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97. Salon: For some it's easier to believe in a conspiracy than sexual assault.
Monday, Nov 28, 2011 9:09 PM UTC
Was Dominique Strauss-Kahn set up?
For conspiracy theorists, it's easier to believe in secret phone calls and a "victory dance" than sexual assault

It is, apparently, far easier to believe many things or at least to suggest them than it is to believe that Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted a maid at the Sofitel in New York on May 14.

.....Why should we believe that something happened to DSK as opposed to him doing something? Epstein never offers a coherent alternative theory of what happened at the Sofitel, only an exhaustive timeline, a diagram and a series of mysterious details that may add up to nothing at all. Those details include Diallo visiting another room after the encounter, with no details known about its occupant; the Sofitels unexplained delay in calling the police, and a silent victory dance of three men caught on camera.

The timeline reveals that the encounter took place in a time frame of six to seven minutes just after Diallo entered the room, just before DSK chatted on the phone with his daughter. (The piece doesnt ask the coarser, biologically puzzling question of how a 62-year-old man was able to initiate and complete the act so quickly.) Epstein doesnt mention injuries logged in a medical report cited by Diallos lawyers (DSKs lawyers contested it, saying the injuries described were self-reported or could have been from consensual sex), but he does mention how tall she is. (She is taller than DSK.)

What happened in those six to seven minutes besides DSKs semen getting mixed with Diallos mouth? He has never had to publicly offer an explanation, even if he cant deny it happened. Maybe she was irresistibly seduced by him in those minutes. Maybe a transaction was negotiated, except that Diallos lawyers were confident enough that it wasnt to sue the New York Post for libel after it printed anonymous reports that Diallo was working as a prostitute. Or maybe he sexually assaulted and tried to rape her. As hard as these things are to imagine in a world of mysterious victory dances, they do happen. Even to women who get confused about the timeline, or who have lied about rape to get a green card.

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