IMF chief and Georgetown resident charged in NYC assault of maid

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IMF chief and Georgetown resident Dominque Strauss-Kahn is accused of attempted rape of a New York hotel maid
IMF chief and Georgetown resident Dominque Strauss-Kahn is accused of attempted rape of a New York hotel maid

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the Georgetown resident and head of the International Monetary Fund once thought to be a possible challenger to French president Nicolas Sarkozy, was arrested at Kennedy airport in New York on Saturday afternoon accused of a sex attack on a Times Square hotel maid earlier in the day, as reported in media across the globe.

The New York Daily News arrived in Georgetown to report that "no one answered the door at Strauss-Kahn's two-story, red brick mansion in Washington, D.C.'s posh Georgetown neighborhood last night. A black BMW SUV with diplomatic plates sat in the driveway."

Strauss-Kahn's wife Anne Sinclair is a French news personality (Photo by: AnneSinclair.com) Strauss-Kahn's wife Anne Sinclair is a French news personality
The house on a 7200-square-foot lot on Dumbarton Street was purchased by Strauss-Kahn's second wife and French news personality Anne Sinclair in 2007 when Strauss-Kahn was named IMF chief. The house is currently assessed at $3.8 million.

Strauss-Kahn has been called part of the "caviar left" in France for his luxurious lifestyle. The Socialist party member is suing a French newspaper that claimed staples of his lifestyle have included luxury homes and sought-after works of art as well as several handmade suits made by President Barack Obama's tailor, a claim he has hotly denied. The tailor, a 75-year-old Frenchman from Marseille, sells suits for between $6000 and $30,000, according to France Soir.

Strauss-Kahn's Georgetown residence (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Strauss-Kahn's Georgetown residence

Questions over Strauss-Kahn's wealth were raised two weeks ago after he was pictured climbing into a friend's $120,000 Porsche Panamera S outside his $5 million Paris home alongside Sinclair, the granddaughter of Paul Rosenberg, one of France's most famous art dealers.

A 32-year-old woman working as a hotel maid at a Sofitel hotel near Times Square told police that she entered Strauss-Kahn's room at about 1:00 pm on Saturday and he emerged from the bedroom naked, threw her down and tried to sexually assault her, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne told The Guardian.

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Anonymous

So maybe not ALL the bad behavior in Georgetown's residential areas has been the fault of GU students. Maybe some of it is diplomats gone wild. Bad diplomat!!!

Perhaps we should demand from the Office of Zoning and that special State Department Zoning Office that 100% of all diplomats be housed at their embassies so that we can get a good night's sleep. And that way, our wives, daughters, and chambermaids will be safe to go about their business free of the threat of cheese eating, sex-crazed diplomats.

anonymous

Yes, but bad diplomats don't get treated with the deference seemingly accorded college men when it comes to sexual assault charges. Straighten me out if I'm wrong here.

DR

Let's see, a Burleith couple grows marijuana in their backyeard...no demand from the BCA, CAG, or the ANC that they leave the neighborhood.

A Georgetown neighborhood resident is accused of sexual assault (after previous charges of sexual misconduct)... no demand (so far) from the BCA, CAG, or the ANC that he leave the neighborhood.

Over the years, a number of local activists have engaged in fraudulent activities, such as voter intimidation attempts, submitting falsified documents to the zoning boards...no demand from the BCA, CAG, or the ANC that they leave the neighborhood.

Because, of course, in the minds of the extremist activists, as long as you're not a college student, you can do whatever you want, and you're still welcome to be their neighbor.