Dominque Strauss Kahn

They are saying DSK should be acquitted.  He is being tried for who he is, they say, rather than for what he has done.  But of course someone is lying.  There was Nafissatou Diallo, in the US, Tristane Banon, a young writer in Paris, then Jade and Mounia, in Lille.  Because Strauss Kahn's words are ironically more convincing to a court than a sex worker's, both women have been persuaded to drop charges, though he penetrated them without consent.  The court seems more interested in whether Strauss Kahn knew that Jade and Mounia were prostitutes, rather than in the corroborating proof that he is an aggressive sexual predator.

Though someone is lying the story is always depressingly familiar.