Dominique Strauss-Khan, the former president of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), is finally heaving a sigh of relief. The last couple of months have been a stormy period in the 62 year old man’s life. He had to undergo trails for allegedly harassing a housekeeper woman in the Sofitel hotel in New York. The case against is losing steam is bound to fall flat soon, confer legal minds.
The case was initially thought as being an open and shut case for sexually harassment. But closer examination of the woman’s life and the blatant lies that she has made (including claiming her friends child as her own, to get more tax refund)are making the case weaker.
The alleged incident happened in 28th floor of Sofitel. And the woman has not been able to come up with a consistent version of what happened there. This combined with the fact that she spoke to a man behind bars about monetary benefits of pursuing a legal case, have made Dominique Strauss-Khan’s complete exoneration a realistic possibility.
Mr. Khan, who was piped to become the next French President, will now have to bide some more time before being able to get back in the French political system. Moreover, Mr. Khan has never denied that there was sexual encounter. His only argument was that it was not non-consensual. While this line may have saved him now, it would not do so in the future. And this legally-right but morally-wrong case is fuelling a lot of debate in France.