Dominique Strauss-Kahn May Argue Maid He Allegedly Sexually Assaulted Is A Prostitute

Jessica Wakeman | May 26, 2011 - 4:20 pm

Warning: the following blog post will make you stabby. Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the ex-chief of the International Monetary Fund who is accused of sexually assaulting a New York City hotel maid, may argue in court that the victim was a prostitute who threatened to blackmail him. The Sun reports that Strauss-Kahn’s defense team will claim the maid “seduced” him and then demanded cash for sex. The defense may also argue that Strauss-Kahn’s semen found on the maid’s clothes indicate what went down was consensual, not a sexual assault (although that logic makes no sense to me).

Honestly, this sounds to me like the same old “try to discredit the victim as a slut” tactic that lots of the accused use in a sexual assault case. And, granted, this alleged defense tactic was reported in the The Sun, Britain’s bullsh*ttiest tabloid. But hey, even The National Enquirer is correct sometimes.

[The Sun UK]

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