Alleged Washington Gang Rape Victim Testifies Against Dominique Strauss Kahn (Le Monde, France)
Former IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is being charged with yet another sex crime committed in the United States, this time just steps from the White House. According to reporter Emeline Cazi of France’s Le Monde, the alleged victim, a Belgian woman transported to the United States for a party with Strauss-Kahn, has testified that as she struggled to escape, DSK lay on top of her and DSK’s friend, French entrepreneur David Roquet, held her wrists until she gave in.
Here are some excerpts from the Le Monde news report:
To determine the facts, the Lille’s Criminal Investigation Department, to which this investigation has been assigned, will have to compare testimonies, some of which are contradictory, of those who were present behind the closed doors of the hotel room. The party was held on December 16, 2010 at the W Hotel, just steps from the White House. Present were Fabrice Paszkowski, a major organizer of DSK’s evening soirees; David Roquet, the public works entrepreneur; National Assemblyman Jean-Christophe Lagarde, and their Belgian companions, Estelle and Marion. All arrived the day before from Paris to meet the IMF chief after a meal washed down with plenty of alcohol, the small band decided to continue partying in the suite with the two girls. Only Jean-Claude Menault, a police chief from the north [of France], also on the trip, slipped away before this turn of events.
Marion, who received €2,300 [$3,000] for the trip, says that at the beginning of the after-dinner “feast,” she had conventional sex with Dominique Strauss-Kahn, even if she was surprised at the “roughness” of her partner. Then came the second sexual act that DSK wanted to force on her, which she confirmed to police in her Dec. 11, 2011 testimony, which she says she refused with a clear “no.”
“I tried to get away but it was difficult because he was on top of me and was very heavy.” Estelle, the other escort, wasn’t far away, and was preoccupied with her “business,” but she heard me protesting, swears Marion. “I kept saying that I didn’t want to … I didn’t scream, but I said clearly … several times out loud … I tried to get away … but Dominique Strauss-Kahn pinned me down with his weight.
[French construction entrepreneur] David Roquet then came to DSK’s aid.
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