Elsewhere, the scandal, despite its international flavor, was seen as purely American.
“The modern American society is sick,” huffed The Voice of Russia blog. “And the diagnosis is – political correctness. So, a personal scheme against a rich foreigner is quite a plausible explanation of what happened with Strauss-Kahn.”
There’s even a little Hollywood glitz thrown in for good measure—the accused has hired Benjamin Brafman to head his defense team, a lawyer known for representing Michael Jackson and Sean “P. Diddy” Combs.
The alibi—which for Strauss-Kahn’s sake hopefully will work out better than in the Jackson and Combs cases—is that he had left the hotel before the assault even took place.
But proving a conspiracy will not be so easy, especially considering early indications of more women coming forward to implicate the IMF official.
“It is totally hallucinatory. If it is true, this would be a historic moment, but in the negative sense, for French political life,” Dominique Paille, whom The Telegraph identified as a center-right political enemy of Strauss-Kahn, told BFM television. “I hope that everyone respects the presumption of innocence. I cannot imagine to believe this affair.”
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