Last year, rape charges against former International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn were dropped after New York City prosecutors determined that the hotel maid who had accused him was not a credible witness and that no physical evidence supported her version of the incident (Strauss-Kahn claimed the sex was consensual). She recently filed a civil suit against him.
So this past Monday, he filed a counter-suit against her, demanding compensation for the loss of his job (the IMF leadership), defamation, false imprisonment, and legal fees, claiming that she “falsely and maliciously” accused him “when she knew such allegation to be untrue.”
The media has not been kind to Strauss-Kahn over the counter-suit, and one of the maid’s attorneys said that it “personifies Strauss-Kahn’s misogynistic attitude.”
To which it can be counter-argued “Yeah, but only if he’s guilty.”
© 2012 by Bill Bickel unless otherwise noted.