Friday, July 1, 2011

whoops...the maid was lying?

Prosecutors have serious questions about the credibility of a hotel housekeeper who has accused former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault, and he is expected to have his strict bail conditions reduced today, according to people familiar with the case.

Investigators have come to believe that the woman lied about some of her activities in the hours around the alleged attack and about her own background, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Thursday. The official is familiar with the case but spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss matters not yet made public in court.

Prosecutors think she lied about details on her application for asylum in the U.S., including saying she had been raped in her native Guinea, the official told the AP.

"She actually recounted the entire story to prosecutors and later said it was false," the official said.

This is the reason why I am glad Fr. Corapi's accuser will be subject to an authentic investigation and system of justice.

For men who know they are innocent, taking a leave of absence may be the way to go in the future.


Maria said...

I think that the Corapi story is far from over. He may well set a new precedent.

Caroline said...


Those who falsely accuse men of sexual assault (as with this maid) should face severe penalties..It's unconscionable to abuse the system and it belittles every real victim's trauma.
Even in the Casey Anthony trial the defense has accused both the father and brother with sexual abuse. No evidence was ever presented for this and yet it's the theory of why she lied and kept the death of her daughter secret for 31 days.
Is it me or does the 'father of lies' seem to have so many under his spell?