Dominique Strauss-Kahn could walk from charges that he raped a hotel maid. NYTimes reports that US prosecutors are meeting with Strauss-Kahn's lawyers to discuss the possibility of dropping the felony charges against the former IMF director.
What's indisputable is that Strauss-Kahn had sexual contact with the accuser, a hotel maid, on May 14. However, there is now serious doubt over the credibility of the accuser and thus her accusation that the sexual contact was non-consensual.
Below is a list of the findings sources revealed to NYTimes that undermine her credibility:
- She has repeatedly lied to authorities since the May 14 incident.
- There are issues involving her asylum application to the US. Two issues are that she told authorities that her application involved a previous case of rape and that she suffered from genital mutilation. However, her actual asylum application showed no evidence of either claims.
- She's possibly linked to criminal activities like drug dealing and money laundering
- She made a phone call to an incarcerated man days after her encounter with Strauss-Kahn and discussed the possible benefits of pursuing charges against Strauss-Kahn. The call was recorded by authorities.
- The incarcerated man and several other people deposited over $100,000 to the woman's bank account over the last two years.
- She paid hundreds of dollars in phone bills each month to five phone companies, even though she insisted she had only one phone.