Strauss-Kahn questioned in alleged prostitution ring

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former chief of the International Monetary Fund, appears last year in a New York courtroom. Read more
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ronan

UK

#1 Mar 26, 2012
The troubles don't go away for that guy.

He miraculously escaped prosecution for rape in New York, only to come home and being accused of being part of a prostitution ring.

His wife 'stands' by him.

Echoes of Lord and Lady Archer.
Alexandre

Keratsíni, Greece

#2 Mar 26, 2012
ronan wrote:
The troubles don't go away for that guy.
He miraculously escaped prosecution for rape in New York, only to come home and being accused of being part of a prostitution ring.
His wife 'stands' by him.
Echoes of Lord and Lady Archer.
These people have no moral standards, they are different creatures and they shouldnt rule France

~A~
Meredi

Snohomish, WA

#3 Mar 27, 2012
ronan wrote:
The troubles don't go away for that guy.
He miraculously escaped prosecution for rape in New York, only to come home and being accused of being part of a prostitution ring.
His wife 'stands' by him.
Echoes of Lord and Lady Archer.
I can't understand holding on like that, unless she is afraid of losing money -- I am sure she would not be begging on the streets even if she had less money, better to be poor and free of a man like that. She is either scared or amoral in any case if she suffers embarassment it is her own doing from now on, with all this news about his sex parties and rape attempts she can't pretend to be blind to it anymore. C'mon he is not even trying to pretend he didn't know it wasn't a sex party, his lawyer merely states his plea is that he didn't know the women were prostitutes.

What's the point to a marriage why be married to a man who is not honoring the agreement to be exclusive - it's just a sham stand by your man stance and it makes her look weak not strong.
Alexandre

Keratsíni, Greece

#4 Mar 27, 2012
Meredi wrote:
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I can't understand holding on like that, unless she is afraid of losing money -- I am sure she would not be begging on the streets even if she had less money, better to be poor and free of a man like that. She is either scared or amoral in any case if she suffers embarassment it is her own doing from now on, with all this news about his sex parties and rape attempts she can't pretend to be blind to it anymore. C'mon he is not even trying to pretend he didn't know it wasn't a sex party, his lawyer merely states his plea is that he didn't know the women were prostitutes.
What's the point to a marriage why be married to a man who is not honoring the agreement to be exclusive - it's just a sham stand by your man stance and it makes her look weak not strong.
Meredi she is amoral, she is a reptile just like him

~A~
ronan

UK

#5 Mar 27, 2012
It's worth considering that if the New York hotel chambermaid hadn't blown the whistle on DSK, the next French president may have been a pimp! LOL

DSK was the favourite of the Socialist Party and the front-runner in the polls last year...
ronan

UK

#6 Mar 27, 2012
Meredi wrote:
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I can't understand holding on like that, unless she is afraid of losing money -- I am sure she would not be begging on the streets even if she had less money, better to be poor and free of a man like that. She is either scared or amoral in any case if she suffers embarassment it is her own doing from now on, with all this news about his sex parties and rape attempts she can't pretend to be blind to it anymore. C'mon he is not even trying to pretend he didn't know it wasn't a sex party, his lawyer merely states his plea is that he didn't know the women were prostitutes.
What's the point to a marriage why be married to a man who is not honoring the agreement to be exclusive - it's just a sham stand by your man stance and it makes her look weak not strong.
Some marriages aren't based on exclusivity or sexual fidelity.

"Modern marriages" are based on other considerations (intellectual, financial, promotional, philosophical, political, etc...) and the partners stay together even if their 'arrangement' comes to light when the media discover it.

It is possible that DSK's marriage with Sinclair was an open union allowing some philandering. Unfortunately, the media and the public cannot understand such attitude.

Staying with DSK, Sinclair doesn't seem to play the victim, but seem to support her husband sexual appetite outside the marriage; maybe she is very proud of that?
Meredi

Snohomish, WA

#7 Mar 27, 2012
ronan wrote:
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Some marriages aren't based on exclusivity or sexual fidelity.
"Modern marriages" are based on other considerations (intellectual, financial, promotional, philosophical, political, etc...) and the partners stay together even if their 'arrangement' comes to light when the media discover it.
It is possible that DSK's marriage with Sinclair was an open union allowing some philandering. Unfortunately, the media and the public cannot understand such attitude.
Staying with DSK, Sinclair doesn't seem to play the victim, but seem to support her husband sexual appetite outside the marriage; maybe she is very proud of that?
O-K -- let's say it's a business arrangement with the two of them - she doesn't care if he has affairs he doesn't care if she has affairs. Anyway - DSK is just dragging her end of the business down -- I would cut and run, he is becoming sleazeball of the year in the world and even raising a few questions in open-minded France. I'd drop him, especially if he was so stupid to get caught, so outrageous he was a useless piece of political property, and so horny he couldn't be trusted not to pass on some prostitutes STD.

It reminds me of stupid women who go out with a guy solely because he has a cool car. arrrgh!!! Get a job, save up your money, buy your own cool car then look for a guy who has more to offer than just material possessions - it's not rocket science, I don't know why people put so little though into intimate relationships.
ronan

UK

#8 Mar 27, 2012
Meredi wrote:
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O-K -- let's say it's a business arrangement with the two of them - she doesn't care if he has affairs he doesn't care if she has affairs. Anyway - DSK is just dragging her end of the business down -- I would cut and run, he is becoming sleazeball of the year in the world and even raising a few questions in open-minded France. I'd drop him, especially if he was so stupid to get caught, so outrageous he was a useless piece of political property, and so horny he couldn't be trusted not to pass on some prostitutes STD.
It reminds me of stupid women who go out with a guy solely because he has a cool car. arrrgh!!! Get a job, save up your money, buy your own cool car then look for a guy who has more to offer than just material possessions - it's not rocket science, I don't know why people put so little though into intimate relationships.
But maybe they entered their marriage with an 'understanding' and don't mind standing up against public opinion and give two fingers to moralists. They may both get thrill of that!

Sinclair's attitude maybe means to say "Why are you so scandalised? Myself I don't care, and I go along with it".

What is certain if that none of them seems to fear the glare of publicity. DSK isn't embarrassed to say he partake in sex with plenty of women, and Sinclair body language says "See if I care!".

It seems that we now have a new generation of public persons who don't run aground when they are uncovered, and instead run the media gauntlet and carry on with their life.

DSK is giving conferences at the moment, and Sinclair is now managing the Huffington Post in France.
the examiner

Montréal, Canada

#9 Mar 27, 2012
Meredi wrote:
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I can't understand holding on like that, unless she is afraid of losing money -- I am sure she would not be begging on the streets even if she had less money, better to be poor and free of a man like that. She is either scared or amoral in any case if she suffers embarassment it is her own doing from now on, with all this news about his sex parties and rape attempts she can't pretend to be blind to it anymore. C'mon he is not even trying to pretend he didn't know it wasn't a sex party, his lawyer merely states his plea is that he didn't know the women were prostitutes.
What's the point to a marriage why be married to a man who is not honoring the agreement to be exclusive - it's just a sham stand by your man stance and it makes her look weak not strong.
Hillary Clinton also stood by her husband. As for money, Strauss-Kahn's wife is rich. She doesn't need money from her husband.
Meredi

Snohomish, WA

#10 Mar 27, 2012
ronan wrote:
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But maybe they entered their marriage with an 'understanding' and don't mind standing up against public opinion and give two fingers to moralists. They may both get thrill of that!
Sinclair's attitude maybe means to say "Why are you so scandalised? Myself I don't care, and I go along with it".
What is certain if that none of them seems to fear the glare of publicity. DSK isn't embarrassed to say he partake in sex with plenty of women, and Sinclair body language says "See if I care!".
It seems that we now have a new generation of public persons who don't run aground when they are uncovered, and instead run the media gauntlet and carry on with their life.
DSK is giving conferences at the moment, and Sinclair is now managing the Huffington Post in France.
She just better not try to sell a tell all book about how hard her life has been and how she struggles - but as long as she doesn't try to pull the sympathy card then I don't really care if she stays with him or not :)

I think DSK is dangerous around women because he paints all women with the same brush and that makes him the kind of man that thinks he has some kind of right to trample on others' rights. He isn't physically attractive especially now he is older, that means he is probably going to have to keep prostitutes around him if he wants to get sex. Just wish he was intelligent enough to know not all women want him.
ronan

UK

#11 Mar 27, 2012
Meredi wrote:
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She just better not try to sell a tell all book about how hard her life has been and how she struggles - but as long as she doesn't try to pull the sympathy card then I don't really care if she stays with him or not :)
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I think that Anne Sinclair wants to confront public opinion and not be seen as a victim.

They are both unconventional characters, both public figures, and maybe they want to exploit the sex 'scandal' to influence moral standards in France.

What is the fuss all about, really?
Meredi

Snohomish, WA

#12 Mar 27, 2012
the examiner wrote:
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Hillary Clinton also stood by her husband. As for money, Strauss-Kahn's wife is rich. She doesn't need money from her husband.
She did - and now we see why - whe has become a very competent Secretary of State she is very powerful, the only reason why I didn't want her to run for President in 2008 was because of the political machine on the right in the US, I knew they would drag out all the baggage from the Clinton years in the White House, and I didn't honestly think Clinton could weather that storm. But now with her very good current career and proven toughness, I would be happy to see her fun in 2016.

Bill Clinton, did have some saving graces, for one thing, I believe the rest of the world especially places like Ireland found him to be genuinely interested in being part of the world not just THE super power. Maybe it is because of his happier personality, DSK always looks so sour, but I don't think most people in the world believe Clinton is a criminal who just got away with crimes.
A few people do but not all, and if I were in a room with Bill Clinton, I really don't think I would feel uneasy and be looking for the exits, now with DSK......
ronan

UK

#13 Mar 27, 2012
Meredi wrote:
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I think DSK is dangerous around women because he paints all women with the same brush and that makes him the kind of man that thinks he has some kind of right to trample on others' rights. He isn't physically attractive especially now he is older, that means he is probably going to have to keep prostitutes around him if he wants to get sex. Just wish he was intelligent enough to know not all women want him.
Old or ugly, anyone stays attractive as as long as they are rich or famous!!
Meredi

Snohomish, WA

#14 Mar 27, 2012
sorry my typos are bad
Meredi

Snohomish, WA

#15 Mar 27, 2012
ronan wrote:
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I think that Anne Sinclair wants to confront public opinion and not be seen as a victim.
They are both unconventional characters, both public figures, and maybe they want to exploit the sex 'scandal' to influence moral standards in France.
What is the fuss all about, really?
I don't think France has moral standards about sex - I never did. The fuss for my part is that little thing called the individual right - DSK likes to walk over a woman's right to say no to him. That's the problem really, not the prostitutes, I me they are getting paid for it and women who say yes to him that is fine.

Call me old fashioned, but rapists are immoral

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#16 Mar 27, 2012
I am so sad and sorry to live in Europe.
Europeans are highly infatuated with noble way of life..
Most of the Europeans are fed up with their luxurious life..
In this case a guy( EUROPEAN) is charged with "non-commercial" way.
A guy older than my grandfather is charged in FRANCE for sexual misbehaviour.
Why the hell people hate USA when you see the the quality in Europe???????
Ramafuchs
ronan

UK

#17 Mar 27, 2012
Meredi wrote:
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I don't think France has moral standards about sex - I never did. The fuss for my part is that little thing called the individual right - DSK likes to walk over a woman's right to say no to him. That's the problem really, not the prostitutes, I me they are getting paid for it and women who say yes to him that is fine.
Call me old fashioned, but rapists are immoral
Although there have been several accusations, DSK has in fact never been charged, tried or convicted for rape.

Make of that what you want: he is or very lucky, or the victim of slanderous claims.

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#19 Mar 27, 2012
Morality is the lack of opportunity.
Culture is all pervasive but not in some part of the globe
Should I expose or explode?
the examiner

Montréal, Canada

#20 Mar 27, 2012
ronan wrote:
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Old or ugly, anyone stays attractive as as long as they are rich or famous!!
The transaction or deal between the girl and Strauss can an attractive one but Strauss-Kahn is not attractive physically nor has he sex appeal. He looks unhealthy and old with his caterpillar eyebrows. That's why he frequents cheap call girls and prostitute rings. We cannot put him in the same category as Clinton. It's just there is a similarity between the two in the sense that their wives had to stand by them.
Meredi

Snohomish, WA

#21 Mar 27, 2012
Ramafuchs wrote:
Morality is the lack of opportunity.
Culture is all pervasive but not in some part of the globe
Should I expose or explode?
exploding doesn't work - living your own life in peace and dignity works for you at the very least and sometimes gets positive attention from others - but you do need to be smart and stay away from dangerous people who are extremists.

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