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Actor Gerard Depardieu has signed onto play the role of DSK in a new movie about the French politician's fall from grace. The NY Post reports:
Hollywood director Abel Ferrara is prepping for the film, which will not be a straight biopic but is "inspired" by the fall from grace of the 62-year-old former French presidential front-runner. The movie will also co-star French actress Isabelle Adjani as Strauss-Kahn's wife, Anne Sinclair.
Depardieu said it was not necessarily Strauss-Kahn's libertine lifestyle that he objected to but his general attitude.
"It's the way he walks, with one hand in his pocket," Depardieu said. "We can all have filthy thoughts, and it's well known that these guys with huge power, money, the IMF or top judicial officials can be like that."
A French news network has been the first to broadcast security camera footage from that fateful day at Sofitel New York. We admit, we pretty much stopped caring about this saga once we learned about the DSK hotel porno. But now, with hard video evidence, we feel compelled to look.
Not that the footage shows what actually happened in the room itself. Instead, what we get is a clip of Diallo sitting in a corridor (in the background, you can hear someone reporting a sexual assault over the phone), DSK checking out of the hotel, and perhaps most importantly, the controversial "celebratory dance" between two of the hotel's staffers. And yes, it still looks weird.
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While a porno spoof based on the life and trials of Dominique Strauss-Kahn seeks donations for filming, we think we may have a good location suggestion for the shoot--The W D.C. where DSK allegedly shacked up with a $500-a night prostitute, according to a new report in a French paper.
Apparently, DSK flew a Belgian hooker to the U.S. to accompany him on the job while he was head of the International Monetary Fund. And now one of the girls is talking. In an interview with Nord Eclair, the girl spoke of flying to DC in January of 2010, posing as DSK's "assistant."
Trust, us, we're as sick of hearing about the gosh-darned DSK hotel maid sex scandal as the next person, but this new item caught our attention. Fast on the heels of yesterday's saucy tidbit about the W London porn story, we bring you possibly the worst—or best? we can't quite tell—hotel sex news we've heard yet: My Porn Production is working on a porn film about the infamous Sofitel scandal, with the working title DXK.
Think we're making it up? French news outlet The Local alerted us to the imminent production, which will reportedly cost €200,000. And the best part? With a simple €50 donation, you can have your name in the credits!
As we all kind of expected the Manhattan DA's office is asking the judge to dismiss the rape charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn claiming that the witness, a housekeeper at The Sofitel New York was an unreliable witness for several reasons. (Of course, that still that doesn't change the fact that DSK, a married man, admitted the sex was consensual.)
Nevertheless what really, um, stood out for us was this bit in the prosecution's filing and highlighted by The Smoking Gun.
In a motion to dismiss rape charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Manhattan prosecutors today reported that an analysis of carpet stains in the Frenchman’s $3000-per-night Sofitel hotel room “contained the semen and DNA” of three unknown men, while a stain on the room’s wallpaper contained the semen and DNA of a fourth unknown man.
New details of the alleged sexual assault of a hotel houskeeper by former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn have come out--this time from the housekeeper herself.
Nafissatou Diallo recently sat down for an interview with both Newsweek magazine and ABC News revealing not only her name but also her face. Her story is graphic and at times painful to read, especially when she says doctors found a partial ligament tear in her left shoulder weeks after the incident, weeks after DSK allegedly forced her to perform oral sex on him.
DSK's defense team is still insisting that any sexual contact, however rough it may have been, was consensual (there is undeniable DNA evidence that a sexual interaction occurred.) But even if Diallo's story of the sexual attack is true, some of her statements still don't match up.
Update 7/5/11, 8:51pm: The housekeeper as now sued the NY Post for libel for printing stories that she was a prostitute.
In a stunning turn of events late last week, it was revealed that the housekeeper at the Sofitel New York who was allegedly assaulted by IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn was not such an innocent victim after all.
The NY Post is claiming that investigators discovered that she had been turning tricks at the hotel with other guests, which lends more credence to DSK's defense that the sex was consensual. She even reportedly resumed her "special trade" at a Brooklyn hotel where the Manhattan District Attorney's office had housed her while the investigation into DSK was carried out.
But not only does the housekeeper seem to have a unsavory past entertaining men for money, she's also a documented liar from her application for asylum from her native Guinea where she claimed she was gang-raped by soldiers to the number of children she has and most crucially for the DSK case, she lied about what she did immediately after the attack. (Initially, she said she called a supervisor. But later, she confessed to cleaning another suite first.)
Now, with charges against DSK expected to be dropped this week--since the case is "not sustainable"--housekeepers everywhere have officially been cheated.
As the fallout from the alleged sexual assault of a housekeeper by Dominique Strauss-Kahn at the Sofitel New York continues, a silver lining seems to have emerged--folks are starting to pay closer attention to the plight of housekeepers. And it's not just about the strenuous routines making and remaking hotel beds.
In this New York Times op-ed from a housekeeping manager, Jacob Tomsky writes that housekeepers are routinely subjected to sexual harassment from guests, typically ones who can't keep their clothes on aka creepy flashers.
Tomsky also points out that everyday housekeepers are dealing with the unknown. That's because they never know what's behind door 1, 2, 3 or 14 as their room assignments don't say who is in what room, just that it's needs to be cleaned. So what housekeepers find when they open the door can often be scary (ok and a little bit funny.) Tomsky writes:
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It looks like all the money in the world can't save you from being a sexual deviant. Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the International Monetary Fund, was arrested last night after allegedly committing a heinous sex attack on a housekeeper at the Sofitel New York.
The NY Post reports:
The trouble began at around 1 p.m. yesterday when a 32-year-old housekeeper entered Strauss-Kahn's $3,000-a-night suite at the luxury Sofitel on West 44th Street -- apparently unaware he was still inside.
The married Strauss-Kahn was in the bathroom, and emerged naked, chased her down a hallway and pulled her into a bedroom, where "he jumps her," a source said.
"She pulled away from him and he dragged her down a hallway into the bathroom where he engaged in a criminal sexual act, according to her account to detectives," Browne said. "He tried to lock her into the hotel room."