The name Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been on the headlines of almost all of the famous news sites in the world lately for allegedly forcing a housekeeper at Manhattan’s Sofitel Hotel to perform oral sex and submit to anal sex after emerging naked from his suite’s bathroom. This isn’t going to be a big story if Strauss-Kahn is just an ordinary individual committing a crime. He is a French economist, lawyer, politician and the current Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund. Aside from that, he has been eyed as the top contender for up to the upcoming presidential election of France in 2012.
However, he committed the crime in a country wherein no political position can save you from any charges. Jeffrey Shapiro, the lawyer of the 32-year-old chambermaid victim from the West African nation of Guinea made mention that his client came from a country in which poor people had little or no justice, and she’s now in a country where the poor have the same rights as do the rich and the powerful,” Shapiro said. “What (Strauss-Kahn) might be able to get away with in some countries, he can’t here in this country,” he added.
The French politician denied all the charges against him. He was denied bail by a Manhattan Criminal Court judge and now contained in a 11-by-13-foot cell at New York’s Rikers Island jail complex. His next appearance to the court would be on Friday and since he is a high-profile individual, he isn’t allowed to interact with other inmates and was placed on suicide watch. His current situation is really susceptible of such act being of one of the world’s most significant name in the corporate world.