This is one of those times where I wish you read French. The Strauss Khan story is far from over in France. People from his political party, the Socialist Party, are talking. Here is a good one I got from Le Figaro, a serious centrist newspaper:
As you may remember, there s a young woman who has filed charges in France against Strauss Khan for an attempted rape that took place several years ago, she says, while she was interviewing him in his apartment. At the time, her mother advised the young woman not to file charges against SK. The mother was and is an elected Socialist politician. The mother added recently that she knew for a fact that SK was sexually brutal.
How did Mom know? Mom admits to having had sex with SK. She says it was consensual but brutal. Think that one through. The love affair between SK and Mom took place after hours in the offices of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
The French are different in some respects. Don’t presume to judge them by you sedate standards.