May 19, 2011 | 8:53 am
Posted by Ilana Angel
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, quit his job overnight so he could spend his time and energy on the mess he allegedly has gotten himself into. He denies that he did anything wrong, and his quitting was simply in the best interest of his family.
He wrote: “It is with infinite sadness that I feel compelled today to present to the executive board my resignation from my post of managing director of the IMF. I think at this time first of my wife - whom I love more than anything - of my children, of my family, of my friends. I think also of my colleagues at the Fund. Together we have accomplished such great things over the last three years and more.
To all, I want to say that I deny with the greatest possible firmness all of the allegations that have been made against me. I want to protect this institution which I have served with honor and devotion, and especially — especially — I want to devote all my strength, all my time and all my energy to proving my innocence.”
With his bail hearing set for today, he is hoping to be released on a million dollar bond. A maid at the hotel he was staying at in NYC says the 62 year old Strauss-Kahn came out of his bathroom naked, chased her down, forced her to perform oral sex on him, and tried to remove her underwear, before she broke free and fled the room.
The maid is a 32-year-old immigrant Guinea and she is one of many women who have accused him of sexual assault. Women are coming out of the woodwork to say he assaulted them also. The man is clearly a little sleazy but is one of the most powerful men in the world going to risk everything in such a way? Is he really going to be so reckless?
Is it possible that a man with this much to lose would be so stupid? One could argue Clinton risked it all with his indiscretion with Monica Lewinsky, the point being that men are ruled by their penis not their brains. It could simply be that Schwarzenegger, Clinton, and Strauss-Kahn are rich, powerful and stupid. Do men lose appropriate judgment when it comes to sex?
Sex is not hard to get, particularly when you are a man with money. I live in a city where young, gorgeous women are having sex, dating, marrying, and having affairs with men who are old, married, and popping Viagra like TicTacs. It just rings odd that he would need to chase a maid around a room naked in order to get laid, when others would gladly oblige. He’s not an ugly guy, he’s got money, and you can buy discretion.
I’m not implying that he didn’t do it. When a woman says she’s been assaulted, I believe her until it is proven otherwise. Even if a victim drops charges, walks away, or there is some lying on her part, I tend to still believe that something happened. That said, I find it interesting that he would risk everything he has for fellatio, particularly when you don’t even know if the woman is good at it. Harsh? Maybe, but let’s get real for a minute.
If he were a businessman from Iowa, staying in a basic room, would there be so much press? Did she know she was dealing with someone rich and powerful? Are maids supposed to come in and clean your room while you are in the shower of your hotel room? I’m just saying that this story is just getting started and I imagine we will be surprised by what we learn.
I hope the woman is okay, that her story is told, and justice prevails. I will continue to believe Strauss-Kahn is innocent until proven guilty. Either way his career and reputation will not survive the scandal and it’s all because of a blowjob. Go figure. To all those involved, the truth will set you free so come clean, do the right thing, and keep the faith.
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