|On the Strauss-Kahn Case
||[Jul. 1st, 2011|10:50 am]
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In a revelation so serious that it could collapse the case, prosecutors will notify a court Friday of troubling credibility issues with the woman who alleged sexual assault against former International Monetary Fund Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a source familiar with the case told CNN.|
The reason this new development frustrates me is not because I want a violent crime to have actually occurred, but because I don't want this to be another case where a rapist goes unpunished because of questions about the victim's moral character.
Clearly something happened. As the article continues, quoting CNN's senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin:
"What makes it even more extraordinary is that the (DNA) evidence apparently shows a sexual encounter between Dominique Strauss-Kahn and the woman who is the maid. Yet even with DNA evidence, the prosecution is considering dropping the case. That shows how bad her credibility may be."
So what really happened in that hotel room? I can't claim to know. I don't have all the facts. But I'm hoping if a violent crime did occur, the perpetrator doesn't get to walk.