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DSK: Sexual Encounter Was “Moral Failing” and “Error”

DSK: Sexual Encounter Was “Moral Failing” and “Error”
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In his first television interview since his May 14th arrest on charges of attempted rape, Dominique Strauss-Kahn said that it was all a “moral failing.” The former managing director of the International Monetary Fund described himself as “simply content to express himself” and said that what had happened was “not violence or force or aggression or any other criminal act.”

Protesters, mostly women, gathered outside the TF1 building in Paris and shouted “DSK shame on you” and “TF1 accomplice” while holding up signs saying “DSK = a denial of justice. When a woman says no, it’s no.” According to Le Monde, Strauss-Kahn avoided the protesters by using a rear entrance to the TF1 building.

As the French blog Rue89 comments, Strauss-Kahn did not hesitate to paint himself as a victim. He said that he had made an “error” not only in regard to his wife and children, but “to the French” and that he would regret what had happened and thought that he would never cease regretting it; that he had “paid severely” and would keep paying for the rest of his life. Strauss-Kahn — who had brought a copy of the New York prosecutor’s report with him, spoke harshly of the US justice system, saying that he had “great fear” during his arrest, had felt “humiliated even before saying one word” and was “shocked” at the “role of money” in the American justice system.

Strauss-Kahn still faces a civil suit brought against him by New York hotel maid Naffisatou Diallo. In the interview, he said that she clearly had a “financial motivation.” French writer Tristane Banon has also accused him of attempting sexual assault; Strauss-Kahn said that her charges are “imaginary.” He is pursuing a defamation case against her.

Considered a leading presidential candidate prior to his arrest, Strauss-Kahn said that he is “obviously” no longer a candidate and that he would “take time to reflect on the future.”

Strauss-Kahn was interviewed by Claire Chazal, a friend of his wife, on TF1, France’s most popular channel.

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1:59PM PST on Nov 12, 2011

DSK said that he had “great fear” ... , had felt “humiliated even before saying one word” and was “shocked”. Now he knows how some women may have felt in his presence and having no chance to escape.


8:57AM PDT on Sep 25, 2011

He needs to be in jail!

4:31AM PDT on Sep 20, 2011

and the award for understatement of the year goes to ...........

12:41AM PDT on Sep 20, 2011

I'm sure he regrets it - until the next time when he can get away with it.

9:09PM PDT on Sep 19, 2011

Moral failing and error, translation.... OH crap, I got caught.

9:02PM PDT on Sep 19, 2011

It seems DSK makes a lot of "errors". And this clown is in charge of the IMF? No wonder the world economy is f*****! Why is it that repulsive bastards are always serial rapists like him and that Jeffs creature....oh, excuse me "Reverend" Jeffs who molested all his child brides.I guess they have to get laid somehow. I can't recall many women who fit this category.
Jane, don't prejudge, maybe he just isn't photogenic and is secretly a "hottie"! Yeah, right!

8:47PM PDT on Sep 19, 2011

David A., good one! ;)

6:40PM PDT on Sep 19, 2011

DSK: Sexual Encounter Was “Moral Failing” and “Error”...and Charlie Manson was guilty of disturbing the peace?

5:54PM PDT on Sep 19, 2011

This SOB is in a position of power. He feels that he above the law no matter what. He is a sick sorry human being with no conscience and thinks with his male organ. In his position he should be able to find a woman who is willing rather than prey on women who find him repulsive.

3:56PM PDT on Sep 19, 2011

Serial rapists are sooo delusional. Unfortunately he has the money and power to avoid scrutiny. Thanks to two brave victims, we have some sense of what this man is about.

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