Dominique Strauss-Kahn could soon be returning to his jet-set ways of being a financial expert with star power, a potential future French president, and obviously a storied womanizer.
On Friday, a New York judge released him from house arrest, a day after it was revealed that the prosecution had serious doubts about the credibility of his accuser, a 32-year-old Manhattan hotel maid.
It emerged that the hotel maid worked as a prostitute and lured her male customers while working at the hotel. If this is proved, Strauss-Kahn’s argument that there was no rape but only a consensual encounter, will prevail. That means the case will be thrown out and the disgraced politician will be vindicated.
The case has not been dismissed yet and Manhattan attorney Cyrus Vance Junior has said the case still stands. However, according to a NY Times report, prosecutors had held talks with Strauss-Kahn defense about dropping felony charges.
It is clearly possible that Dominique Strauss Kahn could emerge as hunted one, rather than the hunter.
According to the New York Post, a source close to the defense investigation said the Sofitel maid would have sex with male guests at the hotel for money.
There is information... of her getting extraordinary tips, the source said.
Other details about the woman's shady past also emerged. It was revealed that the hotel maid had lied to the investigators and had issues with her asylum application.
The New York Times also reported that the 32-year-old woman had talked to a jailed man a day after the alleged sexual assault took place. She has been recorded talking about how she could benefit out of pressing ahead with the case against Strauss-Kahn. The report said the person she talked to was among many people who had deposited money into her bank account over the last two years. This person had been arrested earlier on charges of possessing marijuana, it was reported.
CNN reported that the woman told him she's fine and this person is rich and there's money to be made.
The Guinean maid had told prosecutors about a previous case of rape and that she had been subjected to genital mutilation, but these things were not included in her application.
A host of lies, prevarications and misrepresentation of facts relating to the case by the witness will seriously hurt the case going forward. Legal experts have said they wouldn’t be surprised if the prosecutors decided to back away in the light of new revelations. Reports say there is considerable amount of forensic evidence against him, but his defense says the encounter was not forcible. They have also said they are privy to information that could gravely undermine the credibility of accuser.