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Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn to meet French justice?

Was it all worth it?
Just as he was smiling in the knowledge that his ankles would be free of a heavy tagging monitor, Dominique Strauss-Kahn has heard that his French accuser, Tristane Banon, is upping her case against him. She claims she was attacked by Strauss-Kahn in a Paris studio flat, with him acting like a ‘rutting chimpanzee’ as he tried to pull her clothes off. Sounds quite awful the way she puts it. But she has waited until now to pounce. His rutting days were about eight years ago. She hasn't exactly been voluble on the subject in the intervening years.

In such cases there are three main reasons why people fall out and accuse one another. Firstly, a sexual assault happens, rape or some other kind, and the victim feels hurt and anger and wants justice. Quite right and proper. Then there is the sexual encounter that goes wrong, so to speak and one side bears a grievance or has unpleasant feelings of various natures. And the third is the matter of trying to make a gain out of a situation, whether by trying to obtain money or just publicity. Only recently a woman was berated for bringing false accusations. This is a minefield for those given the task of seeking after the truth.

Those who have a sexual life that is more adventurous and exciting and on the edge than others do let themselves into the dens of their opponents. Best all round not to have flings and encounters, however brief. But human nature is not exactly driven by reticence, probity and self-denial. Dominique Strauss-Kahn is likely now to face a future with all sorts of stuff being said. I could say he should have kept his trousers on. He might say that himself. He might say his trousers have nothing to do with anything. Who knows what, or why or where? Only time will tell, I suppose.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2011510/Dominique-Strauss-Kahn-Tristane-Banon-spoils-freedom-celebrations-bringing-new-case.html#ixzz1RJdU0DHr


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