Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Strauss-Kahn predicted he'd be victimized by a false rape claim

In an interview April 28 with the French daily newspaper Liberation, IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn said he could imagine "a woman who would be raped in a parking lot and who would then be promised 500,000 or a million euros to invent such a story."  See

Last Saturday, less than three weeks after that interview, a hotel housekeeping employee said that Mr. Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted her.

Those who have already assumed Strauss-Kahn guilty would ask, why would he have imagined such a thing, unless he had already raped someone or planned to rape someone?

The answer is obvious. It's not as if other internationally prominent men haven't been accused under circumstances that raise questions about the veracity of the accusations.

Can you say Julian Assange?  Al Gore? And we won't get into the celebrities -- the David Copperfields and the athletes, both European and American. Prominent men are easy targets.

Let us be blunt. Men who engage consensually on a frequent basis with women they don't know well run a great risk of being falsely accused.  Strauss-Kahn admits to being a ladies man. 

It's the law of averages: the more women you interact with, the greater the chance that one will falsely accuse you of rape.