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Advocates Mull Whether Strauss-Kahn Accuser's Decision to Go Public Helped Her Case

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Victim advocates have mixed reactions to the decision by the accuser in the ex-International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s sexual assault case to go public.

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The Takeaway

Lost in Translation? An Interpreter Speaks

Friday, July 29, 2011

Last week, Nafissatou Diallo — the hotel maid who has accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, of attempted rape — spoke to the media about the incident. She claims to have been badly misquoted in a taped conversation being used by the defense to discredit her. The conversation was in her native dialect, Fulani, a West African language. Her claims highlight the difficulties of translation, and the weighty responsibility on translators and interpreters to get the tone and the meaning of words correct in cases like this.

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High-Profile Rape Cases Could Deter Victims From Speaking Out, Advocates Say

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

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A handful of women's advocacy groups worry that recent high-profile rape cases such as the one involving ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn will deter alleged victims from coming forward — even as police say some reported rapes are on the rise.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Potential Holes in the DSK Case

Friday, July 01, 2011

Jami Floyd, legal analyst, and It's a Free Country blogger, discusses the New York Times and AP reports that the Manhattan DA's case against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is weakening.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Have We Learned From the DSK Affair?

Friday, July 01, 2011

The case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn is crumbling, even before it really got underway. The accuser, it seems, not only lacks the credibility to proceed, the allegations themselves appear to be caught up in misstatements and untruths.

So, what are the lessons of what will undoubtedly come to be known as The Strauss-Kahn Affair?

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The Takeaway

Investigators Question Credibility of Strauss-Kahn's Accuser

Friday, July 01, 2011

The sexual assault case against former International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn is possibly on the verge of collapse this morning, according to an article from our partner The New York Times. The Times reports that the maid—who accused Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her at a Manhattan hotel in May—may have lied about her asylum application, and may have been involved in drug dealing and money laundering. Strauss-Kahn is headed to court this morning, where his legal team is expected to ask for his bail conditions to be relaxed. 

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WNYC News

Egyptian Businessman Arrested in Alleged Sex Assault on Hotel Maid

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A former chairman of one of Egypt's top banks was awaiting arraignment Tuesday after he was arrested on charges of sexually abusing a maid at a posh Upper East Side hotel, cops said.

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Pol: Hotels Should Equip Maids With Personal Security Buttons

Monday, May 23, 2011

A state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would require hotel maids to be equipped with personal security devices, in the wake of the recent arrest of ex-International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who's been accused of sexually assaulting a hotel worker at the upscale midtown hotel Sofitel. 

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Strauss-Kahn Court Appearances Spurs Spike in Business, Vendors Say

Friday, May 20, 2011

Whenever there is a high-profile case such as Dominique Strauss-Kahn — the former chief of the International Monetary Fund who is accused of trying to rape a hotel maid — at Manhattan Criminal Court at 100 Centre Street, local businesses outside the courthouse have a spike in business.

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WNYC News

Former IMF Chief Out on Bail

Friday, May 20, 2011

The embattled former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn has posted bail and is now in the custody of a security company.

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As Former IMF Chief Readies to Leave Jail, A Look at Life in Home Detention

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn spent at least one more night in his 11-by-13-foot cell on Rikers Island before he will move into a Manhattan apartment rented by his wife in accordance with a bail package he was granted on Thursday. Now, he is headed the way of many high-profile defendants: house arrest.

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Maid Accusing IMF Chief of Sexual Assault Staying 'Strong': Lawyer

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The hotel maid who is accusing International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault is a "strong woman" who is going through a "very, very difficult time," her lawyer said Wednesday.

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Hotel Maid Set to Testify Against IMF Chief, Says Lawyer

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The hotel maid who accused IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape told her lawyer she had no idea who the leader was until after the compliant was filed, her attorney said Wednesday.

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Treasury Secretary: IMF Chief Strauss-Kahn 'Not in a Position to Run' Agency

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was in town to give a talk on the economy, but it was his comments about Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the embattled head of the International Monetary Fund, that got the most attention.

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Riches to Rags: What Life Is Like Behind Bars for IMF Chief

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the International Monetary Fund, went from luxury suite to solitary prison cell after he allegedly tried to rape a maid in a posh Midtown hotel over the weekend. Now, the 62-year-old will spend a handful of nights in a prison where the only amenities available to him include a plastic drinking cup, toothpaste and a removable mattress.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Following Up: Hotels

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Lisa Fickenscher, a senior reporter for Crain's New York Business, gives a quick overview of the extravagant hotel room market in light allegations that IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted a woman in a $3,000-a-night suite in Midtown Manhattan.

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The Takeaway

Can Dominique Strauss-Kahn Claim Diplomatic Immunity?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Foreign diplomats have enjoyed diplomatic immunity for centuries. Following the weekend arrest of I.M.F. managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn on charges of sexual assault, there have been questions as to whether he could be legally protected by diplomatic immunity. The answer is complicated as is the issue of diplomatic immunity. 

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The Takeaway

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the IMF and Financial Crises

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The embattled managing director for the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, was denied bail yesterday, after being arrested and charged over the weekend with raping a Manhattan hotel maid. His arrest has shocked and angered many in France, where he was considered by many a strong candidate for the presidency. Some of those reacting from Strauss-Kahn's country believe he has been unfairly treated, and find it impossible to believe that he committed such a crime.

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Financial 411: IMF Chief Jailed, U.S. Reaches Debt Limit

Monday, May 16, 2011

The U.S. maxes out its credit card, and the head of the International Monetary Fund is denied bail. We also unveil a new series: New York Works.

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IMF Chief Strauss-Kahn Spends Night at Riker's Island

Monday, May 16, 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the leader of the International Monetary Fund, was denied bail and remanded into custody on Monday by a Manhattan Criminal Court judge on charges that included attempted rape.

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