Strauss-Kahn Court Appearance Delayed Until Monday; DSK "Tired But Fine"

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Minutes ago the IMF announced that it has postponed its informal crisis meeting which was supposed to take place this evening, following the rapidly changing situation in New York, where it was just announced that DSK's court arraignment would be delayed until tomorrow, in order for him to undergo a physical examination checking for scratches and other DNA evidence from the accuser.

From the AP:

An arraignment expected Sunday night was postponed until Monday. Strauss-Kahn's lawyer William Taylor said testing for evidence delayed the arraignment.

"Our client willingly consented to a scientific and forensic examination," Taylor said. Strauss-Kahn is "tired, but he's fine."

The IMF, which plays a key role in efforts to control the European debt crisis, named an acting leader and said it remains "fully functioning and operational" despite Saturday's arrest of its managing director.

A second lawyer for Strauss-Kahn, Benjamin Brafman, told The Associated Press that his client will plead not guilty. He and another lawyer went in and out of the Harlem police precinct where Strauss-Kahn was being held early Sunday afternoon, and declined to answer reporters' questions until the arraignment.

"He intends to vigorously defend these charges and he denies any wrongdoing," Brafman said Sunday night.

And some more from AP:

Dominique Strauss-Kahn's reputation with women earned him the nickname "the great seducer," and not even an affair with a subordinate could knock the International Monetary Fund leader off a political path pointed in the direction of the French presidency. All that changed with charges that he sexually assaulted a maid in his hotel room, a case that generated shock and revulsion, especially in his home country.

Police said the maid picked Strauss-Kahn out of a lineup. Unless the charges are quickly dropped, they could destroy his chances in a presidential race that is just starting to heat up.

A member of France's Socialist party, Strauss-Kahn was widely considered the strongest potential challenger next year to President Nicolas Sarkozy, whose political fortunes have been flagging.

"At the top of the polls," Strauss-Kahn tweeted proudly in French last December, linking an article that showed him ahead in opinion polls when French voters were asked whom they would choose in a primary. At a soccer game in a Washington suburb last September, he, his wife and others were seen wearing T-shirts that read, "Yes we Kahn," a play on Barack Obama's 2008 campaign slogan, "Yes we can."

Strauss-Kahn also noted that he trailed only Warren Buffett and Bill Gates on a list of 100 "global thinkers" compiled last November by Foreign Policy magazine. Strauss-Kahn was cited for his "steely vision at a moment of crisis" — for convincing Germany to help bail out Greece's debt-laden government, and for helping to put the brakes on defaults in Hungary, Pakistan and Ukraine.

The arrest could throw the long-divided Socialists back into disarray about who they could present as Sarkozy's opponent. Even some of his adversaries were stunned.

"It's totally hallucinating. If it is true, this would be a historic moment, but in the negative sense, for French political life," said Dominique Paille, a political rival to Strauss-Kahn on the center right, on BFM television. Still, he urged, "I hope that everyone respects the presumption of innocence. I cannot manage to believe this affair."

Candidates need to announce their intentions this summer to run in fall primary elections.

"If he's cleared, he could return — but if he is let off only after four or five months, he won't be able to run" because the campaign will be too far along, said Jerome Fourquet of the IFOP polling agency.

"I think his political career is over," Philippe Martinat, who wrote a book called "DSK-Sarkozy: The Duel," told The Associated Press. "Behind him he has other affairs ... I don't see very well how he can pick himself back up."

Strauss-Kahn is known as DSK in France, but media there also have dubbed him "the great seducer." His reputation as a charmer of women has not hurt his career in France, where politicians' private lives traditionally come under less scrutiny than in the United States.

In 2008, Strauss-Kahn was briefly investigated over whether he had an improper relationship with a subordinate female employee. The IMF board found that the relationship was consensual, but called his actions "regrettable" and said they "reflected a serious error of judgment."

Strauss-Kahn issued an apology, writing in an email to IMF staff that he showed poor judgment but didn't abuse his position.

The sexual assault allegations come amid French media reports about Strauss-Kahn's lifestyle, including luxury cars and suits, that some have dubbed a smear campaign. Some French raised suspicions about the sexual assault case as well.

"Perhaps this affair will unravel very quickly, if we learn that there is in the end no serious charge and that what was said by this woman was not true, and we all wish for this," former Socialist Party boss Francois Hollande said on Canal-Plus television. "To commit an act of such seriousness, this does not resemble the man I know."

At La Rotonde, a cafe on Paris' Left Bank, psychiatrist Sylvie Etienne said Strauss-Kahn's alleged behavior is very sad because he had had a "great chance" of becoming president. Her daughter, high school literature teacher Stephanie Plou, said it was probably for the best.

"This had to come out one day. Better now than when he's president," she said.

And for those concerned about DSK's well being now that he is relegated from a $3,000 a night room to a metal cot in a Harlem cell, his lawyer said that "He's tired but he's fine." Presumably this means that DSK does not have to consult with a physician as an erection longer than 4 hours has failed to materialize.

Incidentally, those who wish to check if Harlem PD has wifi and DSK still is in possession of his Blackberry, and was twitter (and yes, there is another pun in there somewhere) access, may do so via his official twitter account: @D_strauss_kahn

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NOTW777's picture

bs. they could meet w/o him.

Bob's picture

Something tells me they are--the agenda was changed, however.

CPL's picture

He was "Assange"d.  This is going to get weirder and weirder.  Monkey's in the nuthouse are starting to eat each other alive.  Bet Soros gets nailed next with "something".


Anyone have thoughts on the future blue blood dead pool coming up?

TruthInSunshine's picture

I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel,
you were talking so brave and so sweet,
giving me head on the unmade bed,
while the limousines wait in the street.
Those were the reasons and that was New York,
we were running for the money and the flesh.
And that was called love for the workers in song
probably still is for those of them left.

Ah but you got away, didn't you babe,
you just turned your back on the crowd,
you got away, I never once heard you say,
I need you, I don't need you,
I need you, I don't need you
and all of that jiving around.

CPL's picture

ummm...If I had a rocket launcher I'd make the bastards pay.


Although the Cohen lyrics are pretty close to the spot.  When he write that late 60's..70's?

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

I'm conflicted here CPL.

Occam's Razor (simplest solution = the most likely) says DSK guilty as charged.  Because he's truly evil (looks like).

On the other hand, if it is a set-up, and George Soros were to be next, well, uh...  That would be OK too.

Id fight Gandhi's picture

Simplest explanation is best. Most people in law enforcement and likely the judicial system haven't a clue who this guy is or even what the IMF is or why it's important.

He left his cell phone behind which had his special people numbers to call to bail him out before shtf.

If he made out of the country we wouldn't have heard of this.

dwdollar's picture

Sorry to nitpick, but Occam's Razor is completely useless for any analysis.  Often, the "simplest solution" is a matter of opinion.

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

Yes, OK, re complete analysis re crimes, etc.

But, statistically speaking, it is a GREAT place to start.

CPL's picture

I wouldn't care if they stuck the man on a pike and set him on fire.  Just weird.  Yesterday he's telling everyone to run for it and we're all hosed.  Today he's a 50 year old man that probably requires pills to provide a functional get a blow job from housekeeping services.  Instead of expensing a hooker like any other normal bureaucrat...

And...get New York City, he couldn't find a hooker?  I've lived in NYC during  Hookers are as rare as broken glass in a parking lot.  Villiage voice, craigslist, kijiji massage services, every second street corner...hell, even the hotel staff act as pimps for the more expensive hotels there.

So what?  He pops a pill, waits for mr winky, then has a sword fight in the maids mouth.  Just strikes me as silly and made up.  However, doesn't matter, he lay with lions and he's getting eaten alive right now.  Fuck'im. 

jeff montanye's picture

not to mention he's over sixty and a committed zionist (mix of sephardic and ashkenazi). 

Vlad Tepid's picture

I specialize in sticking people on pikes and setting them on fire.  May I do the honors?

PY-129-20's picture

Please, go on Vlad! To commemorate this event, I'll bring my Panther Panzer.

DeadFred's picture

Soros set it up so he could make a killing on all those dollar shorts the sheep put out there to harvest, besides he's made of Teflon.

Mossad to SDK: "We've set up that fantasy visit we discussed earlier. The hooker will come dressed as a maid at noon just before your flight. No, no it was our pleasure to do this for you, enjoy"

Mossad to hotel: "Could you send a maid up Mr. Straus-Khan's room at noon? Thank you very much"

CPL's picture

Maybe...all they'd need to do is drop a tonne of coke on one of his yachts, claim the money he made is drug money and drop him in a Mexican prison for all the rape and gruel he could stand.

ORI mentioned that it's happening in India with a disturbing frequency, the Pakistani newspapers are mentioning crap about CIA plants in the terrorist cell groups, Russia has been busy digging up bodies as well.  Everyone has been very busy around the world getting into position for something.  Although I couldn't begin to tell you what it is.   Anyone caught telling the remotest piece of "truthiness" is vapourized quickly and pushed into a corner. is a great site for ignored page 30 stories that appear disconnected until you start to read all the clipping this guy gets.  It paints a rather disturbing picture the world over.  I picked Soros because he's not as much as a Golden boy as his PR let's on, lots of governments aren't very happy with his right now.  The Chinese would like to see him in that Mexican prison fantasy for vapourizing a significant portion of their debt holdings.

jeff montanye's picture

why the mossad?  he's a friend of israel.

DeadFred's picture

I'm not trying to paint a real picture here, just using a generic bad guy Soros and the baddest of bad guy black ops groups. Any resemblance to what really happened would be coincidendal but the fishy nature of the situation makes me think someone did something.

Oh regional Indian's picture

CPL, it definitely looks like the muck is being cleaned from the inside now.

I think they want all the powerful people to be looking over their shoulders, following orders, marching in step.

Anyone in a seat/place of power today (probably ever or at least for a long time) has a bunch of skeletons in their cupboards.

it's happening here in India too. 

If you tie it all in, it starts to look like a co-ordinated take-down.


CPL's picture

I've been reading about that for the last five months.  Oddly it's a keyword combo of government and conspiracy.  50/50 most of the times between bloggers complaining that their tin foil hats are itchy and Indian/Taiwan/Russian newspapers discussing high level "hooker" actions.

Just struck me as odd, the IMF knuckle head has no love from me but at what point in time does any man in his fifties that more than likely needs a little blue pill to make it work decide to jump the dumpy maid for a blow job?  He would, like any asshole working on the top end of things, call a $1000 dollar an hour hooker and expense her under his agency's form under office supplies like anyother asshole in that position.

Same goes double for Assange, they used his public character like toliet paper while he was hiding out after dumping some truth out there.  Now we have a guy IN CHARGE of massive bailouts talking about "run for the fucking hills people, they are all lying sacks of shit and something bad is going to happen".  Then he gets caught with a maid 24 hours later.

Weird, weird, weird...and retarded...and what we are watching is the actors on the world's stage go full retard.  Appearently one should never go full retard.

jeff montanye's picture

in 2007 he was accused (charges not pressed) by the journalist tristane banon of attempting to rape her in 2002, according to

CD's picture

 talking about "run for the fucking hills people, they are all lying sacks of shit and something bad is going to happen"

Could you refer to a specific statement/story - are you talking about his assertion that contagion risk for core EU and E. Europe is very much a clear and present danger, or something more specific?

CPL's picture

His usual chicken little contagion people didn't know they were spending more than they had...for 50 years.  It snuck up on them and jumped on them from a bush, and like a bad zombie flick, infected zombie BaNkS!

Oh well, on with the show.

goldfish1's picture

Can you please elaborate or provide a quote:


Now we have a guy IN CHARGE of massive bailouts talking about "run for the fucking hills people, they are all lying sacks of shit and something bad is going to happen". 

rufusbird's picture

ORI, your comment; "it definitely looks like the muck is being cleaned from the inside now."

I feel the same thing. Two weeks ago I told someone that the administration seems to be firing on all cylinders...we had the same discussion last week, and now your comments. Anyone who opposes the currents goals of the white house is getting shoved out of the way. Somebody ate their spinich.

Oh regional Indian's picture

Rufus, sure looks that way from where i sit/stand/write.

Only Yay-sayers will be left standing. Into the dust-bin with the rest.

But something is getting ready to blow, no pun intended.




Milton Waddams's picture

Dude called for and was expecting a hooker dressed as a 'french maid' for a quick blow before an international flight and instead confused the real maid for a hooker.  The alarming part is his alleged aggression.  Idiot is probably into domination if not rape fantasies and thought it was part of the package he bought.  Yet another semi-evolved chimpanzee at the highest reaches of power.

Island_Dweller's picture

Dude called for and was expecting a hooker dressed as a 'french maid' for a quick blow before an international flight and instead confused the real maid for a hooker.


You know, that is the first thing I thought of, but there's one major problem with this theory.  A hooker would show up in some french maid outfit (like you said).  I suspect that the Sofitel hotel maids don't where french maid outfits (even for the suites).  She would have been wearing a boring old hotel maid outfit; there's no way he confused her for a hooker; No way!


Anyone have a photo of a Sofitel maid outfit?  I bet it isn't anything special.



rufusbird's picture

Considering the number of people who claimed it was out of character for him (others claimed it was in character) I lean toward the "too much of 'something' went up his nose" and he had an uncontrolable urge...given his well described strong drives...

CPL's picture

Captain caveman?  (Coke, Ritalin and viagra chaser)

Blue Vervain's picture

"I think his political career is over," Philippe Martinat, who wrote a book called "DSK-Sarkozy: The Duel," told The Associated Press. "Behind him he has other affairs ... I don't see very well how he can pick himself back up."


Interesting that abduction and oral rape are classified as "affairs" by his biographer (and in media analysis). They keep bringing up the liaison's of "the Great Seducer" as if they are on a par with his priapic rampage.

ElvisDog's picture

Oh come on, I think there have been enough different allegations with this guy to not just dismiss this latest allegation as a conspiracy. For your conspiracy theory to work, they had to select a Mexican housekeeper and train her enough to be able to pick DSK out of a line-up. And why was DSK rushing to the airport so urgently that day? You are exactly what our feudal lords want - sheeple who have been conditioned to knee-jerk every allegation against them as a conspiracy.

G-R-U-N-T's picture

The Strauss-Kahn perversions coincide with monetary policy.

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NOTW777's picture

so the eur/usd going to trade off one guy in a ny tank? bizarre

disabledvet's picture

Wall Street in charge of the IMF in the form of John Lipsky.  "The hits keep coming."  They own Washington--they've got Japan by the balls via Fukushima--the euro land via Greece et al bleeding Germany dry--and now all the gold in the form of the IMF.  The only thing left is the World Bank "and the victory is absolutely total."  i do agree "looks like a lower opening on Monday."  Ya' got me there!