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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-11 07:35 PM
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Prosecutors cry foul after DSK lawyers complain about leaks, threaten to discredit accuser
Source: Yahoo News

Prosecutors cry foul after DSK lawyers complain about leaks, threaten to discredit accuser
By Laura Rozen

Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has kept a comparatively low profile as he awaits the start of court proceedings on charges of attempted rape--but that's certainly not true of his legal team. The attorneys representing the former IMF chief--who is known familiarly as DSK--have already drawn a notice of rebuke from prosecutors in the Manhattan district attorney's office.

The New York prosecutors released the letter in the wake of allegations from DSK's attorneys that they possess information that would "gravely undermine the credibility of the complainant in this case," Reuters reported.

"We were troubled that you chose to inject into the public record your claim that you possess information that might negatively impact the case and 'gravely' undermine the credibility of the victim," prosecutors said in a letter, Reuters reported. "We are aware of no such information."
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/26/dominique-strauss-kahn-rape-credibility

DSK attorneys Benjamin Brafman and William Taylor had earlier written the Manhattan DA to complain about apparent leaks to the media from law enforcement that have been damaging for their client. Among these were reports earlier this week that investigators had found DNA evidence on the complainant's clothing that belongs to DSK.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_theenvoy/20110526/ts_yblog_theenvoy/prosecutors-cry-foul-after-dsk-lawyers-threaten-to-smear-rape-accuser
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saras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-11 08:36 PM
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1. Given the way he's being railroaded, he must have wanted to reform the IMF
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-11 10:43 PM
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4. railroaded? Oh my.
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SemperEadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-11 09:18 PM
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2. lawyers can be such thugs some times
yeah, paint the immigrant hotel maid as less than human so that makes it easier to consider her no better than an animal who is going up against this upstanding serial rapist who leaks his own seed all over Europe. DSK, Brafman and Taylor are all pigs, and that is an insult to pigs.
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-11 10:42 PM
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3. Maybe they know something about the alleged victim that you don't know.
Please wait until the facts are in. It's very easy to sell a story about someone. People buy the story, but that doesn't make it true any more than it makes it false. You just have to wait and see.

The facts are not in, or should I rather say out.

The press and the prosecutors are doing such an extreme job of painting Strauss-Kahn as a predator (which could be true) that it makes me wonder why?

I realize that the French are more tolerant of sexual indiscretions than are we Americans, but I find it impossible to believe that a man would be so popular in France that would be thought of as a likely successor to Sarkozy if he were half as horrible as the American press has painted Strauss-Kahn. That just does not ring true.

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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 12:47 AM
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5. I agree
If DSK did this as described, he is an utter monster. That was quite a scene as described in the charges. If he didn't do this, we're talking about one of the greatest smears of all time. Innocent until proven guilty is the law. People can speculate all they want but, when the charges are this devastating, it is best to hear both sides of the case.

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