New reports in the French media show the ongoing investigation of Dominique Strauss Kahn’s link to the Carlton Lille Hotel prostitution ring is reaching a new, scandalous stage.
According to Liberation, the judges are now investigating reports of a “gang rape” at the W hotel in Washington DC (Strauss Kahn had previously been accused of flying prostitutes to America for “orgies”).
The alleged victim, a 25-year-old Belgian call-girl referred to as Marie-Anne, says that the incident took place on the night of December 16, 2010, DSK.
DSK was in the room with the girl and other men when he began being violent. Marie-Anne says, “that is to say, he held my hands. Pulled my hair, he hurt me. I weigh 50 kilos, he is heavier.”
The former head of the IMF then attempted to sodomize the call-girl, the newspaper reported.
“I refused and told him no, I do not want to. I tried to get loose but it was complicated because he was on me and he is very heavy (…). Admittedly, I did not scream, but I made it clear that I did not want, several times, out loud. “
Another call-girl in the room says that she did not hear Marie-Anne protest, but saw on her face that she did not like it, Le Figaro reports.
“I didn’t hear her say no. If she didn’t want to and if she had shouted, I would have heard it and intervened,” though Liberation reports that she was “a little busy” at the time and may not have noticed.
Asked why she didn’t report the crime, Marie-Anne says “I found that DSK was a jerk because he did not respect others (…) I think he is capable of being violent (with others).”
The allegations appear to be the first time DSK has been directly tied to an act of violence in the ongoing Carlton Lille scandal.
The investigation is reportedly being delayed so as not to interfere with the French election this weekend. DSK became a major sticking point during this week’s debate between Francois Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy, and Hollande has been keen to distance himself from the one-time Socialist.
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