Documenting the journey of a Cameroonian filmmaker
For the benefit of those who have not come across this story yet…
The former head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Dominque Straus-Kahn or DSK was pulled off a commercial jet last May 15 in front of hundreds of media bodies and charged with the alleged rape of a hotel maid. He was catered off to jail and bail of $6million posted – $1million in cash. A week later he was released and placed under house arrest.
What’s interesting to know is that DSK was planning to run for the Socialist Party against Nicholas Sarkozy in the upcoming MAY 2012 French elections. DSK’s arrest was a media fest in the West as every media outlet for a week or more had something to say about it.
The Maid Nafissatou Diallo was portrayed as a staunch Muslim who was beyond traumatized by DSK’s actions – medical lab techies proved that DSK’s semen was found in her.
However DSK never refused having sex with her but insisted it was consensual and still does till date.
DSK and wife.
What’s happening now?
DSK was released house arrest as details about Ms Nafissatou’s history begin to surface. DSK (63) lawyers now claim that Nafissatou (32) is a prostitute who regularly offers sex to hotel guests for some change on the side. They dug into her ASYLUM story and found that she lied on her application about being gang-raped while in her native country Guinea.
The plot thickens… The maid allegedly earned about $100,000 a year which she deposited in her bank account but which does not tally with her lavish lifestyle…
So who’s telling the truth?
From the first day I heard this story, I smelled a rat! I had a feeling DSK had been ‘set up.’ The media coverage was crazy! And immediately another boss was appointed to head the IMF – Christine LaGarde, charges are slowly being dropped. Hmm! I just am sorry for the maid who agreed to do this. Still I believe powers beyond her control subjected her to carry out this plot. Men and sex… I will never comprehend!
WHAT’S YOUR TAKE?