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DSK Hotel Footage Leaked

Both sides claim security footage backs up their version of events

(Newser) - Security camera footage from the hotel where a maid accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her has been leaked to a French TV station—and both sides say it backs up their accounts. In the Sofitel Hotel footage, the former IMF chief can be seen calmly paying his bill and... More »

DSK Back in Paris

Smiling Dominique Strauss-Kahn returns home to rehab image

(Newser) - Nearly four months later, a beaming Dominque Strauss-Kahn finally got to take that JFK-to-Paris flight today, returning home with wife Anne Sinclair to the couple's Paris mansion. Scattered applauding supporters and a phalanx of reporters greeted the couple, reports the New York Daily News . "Finally, they are freed... More »

DSK Gets His Passport Back

But his next move isn't certain

(Newser) - France may not want him to use it to return home and mount a run for the presidency, but Dominique Strauss-Kahn has his passport back as of today, reports the New York Post . "I can confirm that the New York Police Department and the Office of the District Attorney... More »

Maid Sues 'Sadistic' Strauss-Kahn

Seeks unspecified damages in civil lawsuit

(Newser) - A hotel maid who accuses ex-IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault sued him today over what she calls a "violent and sadistic" attack that left her life "in shambles." Lawyers for Guinean immigrant Nafissatou Diallo wrote that Strauss-Kahn "intentionally, brutally, and violently sexually assaulted Ms.... More »

Hotel Maid: DSK Was Like 'a Crazy Man'

Nafissatou Diallo speaks out, to 'Newsweek'

(Newser) - Newsweek offers the most detailed account yet of what allegedly happened in room 2806 of New York's Sofitel hotel on May 14, via an exclusive three-hour interview with Nafissatou Diallo—the maid accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault. Diallo describes her experience to the magazine in vivid, graphic... More »

Charges Against DSK to Be Dropped: Source

Prosecution will make move within two weeks, says source

(Newser) - The case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn has fallen apart so spectacularly that charges will be dropped within two weeks, a top investigator on the case tells the New York Post . It is "a certainty" that prosecutors will agree to ditch the charges on DSK's next court date, two weeks... More »

DSK Maid Was a Hooker: NY Post

Defense source lobs latest assault on her credibility

(Newser) - The maid accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault has had her credibility take a drubbing lately, and the New York Post has the latest, and potentially most damning: She worked as a prostitute at the Sofitel Hotel, the paper claims in an exclusive that cites an anonymous defense source. "... More »

Sofitel to Go (Even More) Upscale

Owner Accor will take top properties into luxury market

(Newser) - Add Sofitel to Louis Vuitton, Cartier, and Hermès—France's most luxurious brands.  At least that is what its owner, Accor, wants to do.  Accor plans to take the best of its 182 Sofitels up market, dumping 35 of the less felicitious Sofitels into a new brand called... More »

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