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IMF Chief Strauss-Kahn Feared an Opponent Would Pay $1 Million For Rape Allegation

Sarkozy: Hey, Dominique, Try This!

COMMENT: Dominique Strauss-Kahn feared that an oppo­nent would pay $ 1 mil­lion to a woman to claim that he tried to rape her. Whether his alle­ga­tions are sub­stan­tive or not, his fears have, to an extent, been played out.

Note that, in addi­tion to the fact that he called for a world cur­ren­cy in Feb­ru­ary to allay the world’s eco­nom­ic dif­fi­cul­ties and replace the dol­lar as the reserve cur­ren­cy of choice, Strauss-Kahn was wide­ly viewed as the most potent chal­lenger to Nicholas Sarkozy to become Pres­i­dent of France.

Cer­tain­ly, Strauss-Kahn has ene­mies. Did they pay for the rape alle­ga­tion, as he has claimed?

“IMF Chief  ‘Feared Polit­i­cal Oppo­nent Would Pay a Woman $1m to Allege Rape’ ” by Peter Allen; Dai­ly Mail [UK];5/16/2011.

EXCERPT: Dominique Strauss-Kahn feared that one of his polit­i­cal oppo­nents would pay a woman more than $1million to say he raped her, it emerged today.

The extra­or­di­nary rev­e­la­tion emerged in Paris as the Inter­na­tion­al Mon­e­tary Fund head remained in a New York police cell accused of launch­ing a sex attack on a hotel maid.

A writer in the French cap­i­tal has also come for­ward to say that the 62-year-old attempt­ed to rape her a decade ago. . .

. . . Dis­cussing his plans to chal­lenge Nico­las Sarkozy as Social­ist can­di­date for the pres­i­den­cy in 2012, he said he imag­ined ‘a woman who had been raped in a car park and who was offered between €500,000 and €1,000,000 to make up such a sto­ry.’

Because he was the clear favourite to beat Mr Sarkozy, Strauss-Kahn feared he would be sub­ject­ed to a smear cam­paign by the Pres­i­dent and his Inte­ri­or Min­is­ter, Glaude Gueant. . . .

. . . Such the­o­ries were bol­stered by the fact that the first per­son to break the news of Strauss-Kahn’s arrest was an activist in Mr Sarkozy’s UMP par­ty – who appar­ent­ly knew about the scan­dal before it hap­pened.

Jonathan Pinet, a pol­i­tics stu­dent, tweet­ed the news just before the New York Police Depart­ment made it pub­lic, although he said that he sim­ply had a ‘friend’ work­ing at the Sof­i­tel where the attack was said to have hap­pened.

The first per­son to re-tweet Mr Pinet was Arnaud Dassier, a spin doc­tor who had pre­vi­ous­ly pub­li­cised details of mul­ti-mil­lion­aire Strauss-Kahn’s lux­u­ri­ous lifestyle in a bid to dent his left wing cre­den­tials.

Strauss-Kahn could just as eas­i­ly been set up by rivals inside the IMF, as well as by rivals with­in the French polit­i­cal estab­lish­ment.

Michelle Sab­ban, a senior coun­cil­lor for the greater Paris region and a Strauss-Kahn loy­al­ist said: ‘I am con­vinced it is an inter­na­tion­al con­spir­a­cy.’

She added: ‘It’s the IMF they want­ed to decap­i­tate, not so much the Social­ist pri­ma­ry can­di­date. . . .

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One comment for “IMF Chief Strauss-Kahn Feared an Opponent Would Pay $1 Million For Rape Allegation”

  1. Well........I’ve also noticed that one Ian San­ti­a­go claimed, on here, that this could’ve per­haps begun to ben­e­fit Marine Le Pen and the crook out­fit known as the Nation­al Front her father Jean-Marie start­ed back in the ear­ly ’70s.
    If this is all true, Dave, then it’s look­ing more and more like Msr. Strauss-Kahn may very well have done some­thing which the world crime net­work REALLY did NOT appre­ci­ate.

    As imper­fect, incom­pe­tent, and per­haps even crime-rid­den as the IMF may be.......it’s replace­ment may be even worse, TBH.

    Posted by Steven | May 18, 2011, 3:29 pm

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