Updated July 24 2011 – Nafissatou Diallo is the name of the hotel housekeeping maid who accused Diminique Strauss Kahn of rape. Nafissatou Diallo is 32, originally from Guinea, who has political asylum status in the US.
Investigators discovered she had lied in her application for asylum, lied on her tax form, and has a boyfriend in prisob. Diallo exaggerated her story in 2003, to get asylum. She applied for tax relief for 2 kids, although she only has one child. She made a suspicious telephone call to her boyfriend in prison, whereby she made references to possibly implicating someone Diallo denied the NYP stories that labled her as a hooker and has filed a lawsuit to sue the news media. Diallo maintained she was raped as she had refused Strauss-Kahn’s sexual advances. She allegedly told him she did not want to lose her job.
July 1 2011 – Dominique Strass-Kahn was released from house arrest without bail conditions. The prosecutors examined the accuser and said her claims did not hold up.
May 14 2011 – Dominique Strauss-Kahn is married to Anne Sinclair. Strauss-Kahn is accused of sexual assault or sodomy. Strauss-Kahn was stopped at John F Kennedy Airport when he attempted to board a flight back to Paris, France. No charges were filed against Strauss-Kahn. He is being interviewed and investigated because a hotel maid made allegations of a sex assault.
A maid working in a hotel in Manhattan accused Strauss-Kahn of sodomy. He was stopped on Saturday, May 14, 2011. The maid, 32, said she entered a room in the Sofitel Hotel, near Manhattan’s Times Square. It was around 1 pm, Saturday, May 14, 2011.
The maid told a story that Strauss-Kahn was naked, pushed her down, and attempted a sexual assault. The woman fought back and escaped. She told the hotel staff, who the called in the police.
Strauss-Kahn left his hotel room and didn’t pack his personal belongings like his cell phone, and other items. Police rushed to JFK International Airport in the nick of time before Strauss-Kahn boarded an Air France flight.
Anne Sinclair must be feeling terrible. Strauss-Kahn, 62, married Sinclair her as his third wife. Ms Sinclair was an ex-TV presenter. Strauss-Kahn has four children but it wasn’t confirmed how many were from his different marriages.
How true is the maid’s claim against Strauss-Kahn ? It seems incredible that a man of importance could do something that could ruin his entire life.
Updated May 15 2011 – Initial hasty reports said Dominique Strauss-Kahn was accused of sodomy. Later reports gave a milder version, accusing him of attempted sexual assault. One day later, reports said Dominique Strauss-Kahn was charged with attempted rape. The hotel maid had been examined in hospital. No doubt, a rape kit has been done on her and any DNA samples would have been kept as evidence. The IMF appointed Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s deputy to take over the management of the institution.
May 16 2011 – The maid correctly picked out Strauss-Kahn from a parade of men of similar looks. Strauss-Kahn would be arraigned in a court on May 16, 2011, which is a Monday. Strauss-Kahn has given his consent for the authorities to examine his body for any physical signs of a fight back from the women who claimed he raped her. Strauss-Kahn will be examined for scratches and any foreign DNA. Strauss-Kahn has two lawyers, Benjamin Brafman and William Taylor, who has spoken on his behalf, saying his client would plead not guilty to the charge. Authorities do not know the purpose of his visit to New York. Strauss-Kahn was due for an official visit to Germany on May 16, 2011. he had a scheduled meeting with Angela Merkel. Why did he spend the weekend in New York?
Strauss-Kahn was charged with sexual assault, attempted rape and unlawful imprisonment.
Some French people thought Strauss-Kahn was a victim of a set up. He walked right into a honey trap.
Anne Sinclair is defending her husband. She believes he is innocent.
The President, Nicolas Sarkozy, is accused of trying to run smear campaigns against Strauss-Kahn, because the latter is a strong political candidate in the next presidential elections.
In the past Strauss-Kahn had been accused of seducing Tristane Banon. She is a French author. Mademoiselle Banon claimed Strauss-Kahn forced himself on her and she had to physically extricate herself from him.
Yasmina Reza wrote a book on Sarkozy. The book was dedicated to “G”, which could have been Strauss-Kahn as his middle name was Gaston. Yasmnina Reza refused to disclose the identity of G.
Updated May 16 2011 – Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance filed charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn. The IMF chief is accused of forcing anal sex on the female housekeeper of the hotel, tried to force her to perform oral sex, and attempted to rape her, befroe she ran away. Strauss-Kahn was denied bail because prosecutors objected to it.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn could have asked for diplomatic immunity against prosecution but he made no attempt to evade responsibility.
Updated May 17 2011 – Tristane Banon wants to file a complaint against Strauss-Kahn.
Tristane Banon, 31, is Strauss-Kahn’s second wife’s god-daughter. Banon is the god-daughter of Brigitte Guillemette.
Banon said she recalled how he tried to molest her about 10 years ago. Banon said Strauss-Kahn asked her to visit a studio apartment in Paris, in 2002, promising to grant her an interview. Banon said when she arrived, he attacked her by tearing off her clothes.
Banon’s mother, Anne Mansouret, defended her daughter’s decision to keep quiet about the alleged atack in 2002, as she said Banon was just starting to carve out a career for herself in journalism, and didn’t wnat to be accused of sensationalizing an incident.
The Sofitel Hotel in New York’s housekeeping maid is a 32 year old African American.
Aurelie Filipetti, a French Socialist Minister of Parliament, claimed Strauss-Kahn had molested her in 2008. Mademoiselle Fillipetti said she would not wish to be caught alone in the same room with Strauss-Kahn.
The African American woman has a teen aged daughter. She was working i8n the cleaning department in the hotel, to make a living. She lives in an apartment block in the Bronx, in NYC. He neighbor, Mark Gangadeen, 47, said she was a good woman. He believed in her story and wouldn’t, for a moment, think she was trying to gain publicity by faking a sexual assault. The woman has a brother, 43, who works as a restaurant manager in Harlem. He said his sister called him to tell him about her ordeal., he told her not to talk to anyone else, while he hired a lawyer for her.
Strauss-Kahn offered to pay $1 million bail but the judge, Melissa Jackson, denied him bail conditions. Prosecutors claimed Strauss-Kahn was already fleeing when police caught up with him. His defense lawyers said Strauss-Kahn had a daughter living in New York and he would be staying with her should he be granted bail. Strauss-Kahn had offered to surrender his travel documents if he was granted bail.
Strauss-Kahn has been detained on Riker’s Isalnd, in an isolated cell, in the West Facility. He’ll be eating alone and spend his time alone.
The Sofitel Hotel said this was the first time a staff has reported of an incident regarding Mr Strauss-Kahn. Michel Debre, a French lawmaker, who is from a rival political party, alleged that the IMF chief had victimized other maids during his previous stays at the Sofitel in New York. Debre had no evidence to support his claim.
The woman who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of raping her is 32, has a daughter, 15 years old, and is a Muslim. The woman originally came to the US from Guinea, 7 years ago. Strauss-Kahn’s defence is saying he had consensual sex with the woman.
There has been publicity to boost Sarkozy’s image in relation to his political rival Strauss-Kahn. Sarkozy allegedly told him that America would examine his life carefully when he went to the IMF branch in Washington DC. Sarkozy’s warning was replayed to defer earlier reports that the Current French President was gleeful that his competitor was diminished with the rape accusation arrest.
Updated May 20 2011 – Mr Strauss-Kahn has been granted $1 million bail under house detention. Ms Anne Sinclair has arrived from France. She will be staying with him during his house detention order, in New York.
Mr Strauss-Kahn will get a golden handshake exit pension of $318,000 per annum.
Prosecutors have some evidence linking Strauss-Kahn to an alleged sex assault. The female maid’s shirt was tested and there was evidence of material linked to the ex-MD of IMF.
Anne Sinclair mortgaged her $4 million home to put up $5 million as a guarantee for her husband. She paid $1 million cash for his bail, and surrendered her home as surety to secure her husband’s release from jail.
Natasha Kiss, a pornographic film actress, said she has met Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Ms Kiss, 38, claimed she met the ex-MD of IMF, at a strip club, in Paris, France. Ms Kiss said she gave him a nickname, calling him Ghenghis Khan. Natalie Kiss is the stage name of actress Michelle Conti. She said she was coming forward to speak of her encounter with Mr Strauss-Kahn after deleberating for a long while. She felt he was being unfairly portrayed in the news. Ms Kiss/ Conti met Mr Strauss-Khan around 4 to 5 years back.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn with his wife Anne Sinclair
Oct 18 2008 – Dominique Strauss-Kahn, International Monetary Fund chief, is being investigated for possible abuse of power. Dominique Strauss-Kahn was allegedly involved in Piroska Nagy, a married ex staff in IMF’s Africa department. Nagy was born in Hungary.
Photos are below.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Piroska Nagy exchanged emails early in 2008 during a conference in Europe. These emails were found out by Piroska Nagy’s husband, Mario Blejer (originally from Argentina). Piroska Nagy resigned from IMF in Aug 2008. Investigators want to find out if Strauss-Kahn showed favoritism to Nagy, or punished her. Nagy had a severance pay package when she resigned so the investigators want to ascertain if that package is in accordance with what was observed for a staff of her position and tenure. Dominique Strauss-Kahn said he had an “incident” in his private life in Jan 2008 and he did not abuse his power as the director of IMF.
Photo of Mario Blejer (Verify at another source.)
There is another photo of Dominique Strauss-Kahn at the source.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s photo with his wife, Anne Sinclair, is here.
Updated on Sun. Oct 26, 2008
The IMF has cleared its director of any wrong doing in his behavior with his sub-ordinate, Piroska Nagy. The IMF said the incident was regrettable and an error of judgement from the M.D. The IMF has accepted Strauss-Kahn’s apology and the matter is now closed.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn has apologized to the board of IMF. Dominique Strauss-Kahn also said sorry to his staff and family.
The IMF Managing Director dodged a bullet when he was permitted to continue holding his job after being investigated for allegations pertaining to Piroska Nagy.
The person-in-charge of the investigation, Shakour Shaalan, found him innocent of the claims of harassment, bias and abuse of power. Shaalan said some female staff expressed concern about Strauss-Kahn’s behavior. Shaaalanvoiced his personal concern about further repercussions if Strauss-Kahn continued toi be careless in his behavior.
The IMF Board apologized for the incident with Ms Nagy. Mr Strauss-Kahn said sorry to the IMF executive board. He said he had a serious error of judgement. Anne Sinclair stood by her husband. Ms Sinclair made light of the affair, writing lightly of it as a one night stand.
The investigation said that Ms Nagy was not forced into the affair, and was not compelled to resign. Strauss-Kahn was not guilty of giving Nagy any preferential treatment. The IMF board closed the matter after decalring nothing else was found.
Piroska Nagy was born in Hungary. In 2008, Ms Nagy wrote a letter to discuss about her relationship with Monsieur Strauss-Kahn. Nagy hinted the IMF Managing Director had a problem if women were working under his command. In 2008, Nagy and Strauss Kahn were married to their respective partners but they had a consensual affair. Nagy wrote that she felt compelled to enter the relationship becasue Strauss-Kahn was her senior and he was forceful in getting his will. Nagy claimed she was pursued, seduced and commanded over. Nagy backed out of the affair after her husband discovered it. She chose to leave the IMF.
Piroska Nagy updated –
Where is Piroska Nagy now?
Piroska Nagy works for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
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