More Rape Allegations Against DSK

Via the BBC:   New rape claim in Strauss-Kahn inquiry in France

The magistrates in Lille are already investigating Mr Strauss-Kahn over his suspected role in a prostitution ring.

A Belgian prostitute has alleged that "DSK" and three of his associates gang-raped her in Washington DC in December 2010, French media report.

Prosecutors are now considering whether to expand the current investigation.

A second Belgian prostitute has partially confirmed the witness statement alleging gang rape in Washington, but neither has sought to press charges.

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In March of this year, Mr Strauss-Kahn was also placed under formal investigation in France over alleged involvement in a prostitution ring.

He has admitted attending parties where the authorities believe prostitutes were provided by a gang, but denies knowing that they were prostitutes.

And, of course, DSK was, at one point, the man considered quite likely to be set for a run-off victory this weekend against Sarkozy.

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Comments

  1. Tillman says:

    At some point, you have to wonder if there’s a conspiracy to attach labels to specific names by various movers and shakers in the media. “DSK” and “womanizer” are steadily starting to converge in my mind, still some steps from “rapist” yet, and I wonder idly if this is the truth or if DSK really pissed someone off at a cocktail party.

  2. legion says:

    And, of course, DSK was, at one point, the man considered quite likely to be set for a run-off victory this weekend against Sarkozy.

    Clearly, he’s in the wrong country. With a following like this, he should be in a run-off with Berlusconi.