Washington, July 9: A New York City councilman, troubled by images of Dominique Strauss-Kahn and other criminal suspects being paraded by law enforcement officials, has proposed legislation to ban the ‘perp walk’.
Councilman David Greenfield said the bill would make it illegal for any city employee, including those of the New York Police Department (NYPD), to assist in the public showing of anyone arrested and charged with a crime, the Telegraph reports.
“My law is not directed at the media. It is directed at the police," said Greenfield, who represents part of the borough of Brooklyn.
New York, July 9: Dominique Strauss-Kahn was reportedly seen getting into the elevator with a mystery woman on the night before the New York hotel maid alleged that he attacked her.
According to a law enforcement official, video cameras caught the pair boarding the elevator at 1.20am on May 14, just hours before the alleged assault, the Telegraph reports.
The woman was identified and located but declined to speak with investigators, the official said.
That morning, after the reported sighting, Strauss-Kahn however ordered room service breakfast for one, the paper said.
New York, July 7 : Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and his wife, Ann Sinclair, reportedly found themselves locked out of their New York apartment after an evening out.
Strauss-Kahn had been enjoying his recently won freedom with a night on the town accompanied by his wife.
But the couple returned home to their Manhattan apartment to discover a problem with the lock, which left them stuck outside for several minutes, the Daily Mail reports.
New York, July 6 : Former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn''s loyal wife is plotting her revenge against those who turned their backs on her husband while he was going through the court ordeal over the attempted rape case.
"Let''s not forget those who spit in our face," Strauss-Kahn''s wife Anne Sinclair texted to friends last Friday after her husband was freed from house arrest, the New York Daily News quoted a report of French magazine Le Nouvel Observateur, as saying.
New York, July 6: Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s alleged sexual assault victim has filed a libel suit against The New York Post over a series of articles it published claiming that she was a prostitute.
She argues in the suit that front-page headlines such as “DSK Maid a Hooker,” “DSK ‘Refused to Pay’ Hooker Maid for Sex” and “She Saw Johns While in DA Protection!” — and the articles that went with them were false, the New York Times reports.
New York, July 5 : Prosecutors might drop the charges against former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn either on his next court date in two weeks or earlier than that, a top investigator in the case who called the eventual dismissal "a certainty", has said.
Referring to the New York hotel maid who had accused that Strauss-Kahn had raped her on May this year, the source said "we all know this case is not sustainable" because
"her credibility is so bad now, we know we cannot sustain a case with her."
New York, July 5 : Former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has threatened to countersue the French writer who had earlier alleged that he had tried to rape her during an interview for her book in 2002.
After the New York hotel maid filed a case against Strauss-Kahn, writer Tristane Banon had announced that she was also filing a lawsuit against him for attempted rape.
Strauss-Kahn, however, has now responded by saying he would sue her for defamation.
New York, July 4 : The sequence of events that led to the New York hotel maid to accuse Dominique Strauss-Kahn of raping her in his suite has indicated that she may have had no premeditated plans to target him, sources have said.
They also claimed that the hotel maid was told that he had checked out before she went to clean his hotel room.
"Nothing has been raised to indicate that she was targeting him," a source close to the investigation, said turning down suggestions that the Sofitel maid set out to trap the powerful French man, the New York Daily News reports.
New York, July 4 : The New York hotel maid who alleged that former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn reportedly grew angry when he refused to pay her for sex.
New revelations have suggested that the hotel maid, who has now been accused of working as a prostitute, allegedly performed a sex act on him in his room at the Sofitel in Manhattan, the Daily Mail reports.
In her lawsuit, the maid had claimed that she was not aware of Strauss Kahn's identity and that he had raped her in his suite, but it has now been alleged that she was aware he was "a rich dude" and tried to take advantage.
New York, July 3 : The New York hotel maid, who accused former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of rape, is now facing a perjury charge and could even be deported from America.
It has been revealed that the 32-year-old woman has admitted lying to gain asylum in the US and also cheating on her tax forms, express. co. uk reports.
Although experts said that both “crimes” are felonies and could result in jail sentences, it is believed that her most immediate problem, if the case is dropped, would be facing a perjury charge after prosecutors said she lied to the grand jury that indicted Strauss-Kahn on rape charges.
New York, July 3 : The woman who accused former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her, spoke about his wealth on a call after the attack, it has emerged.
After the alleged attack, the woman spoke on the phone with her boyfriend, a criminal defendant in a drug case in Arizona, and alluded to the fact that Strauss-Kahn was wealthy, The Washington Post reports.
“She says words to the effect of, Don’t worry, this guy has a lot of money. I know what I’m doing,” the paper quoted a law enforcement official, as saying.
New York, July 2 : Former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn''s accuser was not a mere hotel maid, as she served the male guests as a `hooker', a source close to the defense investigation has said.
"There is information . . . of her getting extraordinary tips, if you know what I mean. And it''s not for bringing extra f--king towels," The New York Post quoted the source, as saying.
New York, July 2 : Former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been released from his house arrest after prosecutors admitted that there were `serious credibility issues' with his accuser, a New York hotel maid alleged that the former tried to rape her in May at the Manhattan hotel.
"It's clear that the strength of this case has been affected by substantial credibility issues with the witness," the Daily Mail quoted Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzzi-Orbon as telling the court.
New York, July 2 : Former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was released from house arrest Friday as the sexual assault case against him moved another step closer to dismissal.
The case's chances of dismissal grew after prosecutors told the Manhattan judge that they had serious problems with the case, The New York Times reported.
They acknowledged the significant credibility issues with the hotel housekeeper who accused Strauss-Kahn of trying to rape her in May, New York Times reported.
Strauss-Kahn, 62, was accused of sexually assaulting the housekeeper who went to clean his luxury suite at the Sofitel New York.
Washington, July 1 : The sexual assault case against former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is about to collapse, New York Times reported Friday.
A 32-year-old chambermaid had alleged that Strauss-Kahn attacked her, tore at her clothes and tried to force her to perform oral sex in his hotel room May 14.
NYT said that there is evidence of a sexual encounter, but prosecutors do not believe much of what the woman has told them about the circumstances or about herself.
The media report quoted a law enforcement official as saying that the chambermaid has repeatedly lied.