NEW YORK – ‘What Really Happened to Strauss-Kahn?’ is an investigative report, published in the New York Review of Books, months after former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid.
|Conspiracy Theory by Edward Jay Epstein: What Really happened to Strauss-Khan?|
The report throws light on many aspects which were initially overlooked, intentionally or unintentionally, which might lead to establish a theory that Strauss-Kahn – one time French presidential hopeful – was a victim of conspiracy to let him down ahead of the country’s 2012 polls.
An important fact is that Dominique Strauss-Kahn was, at the time of incident, pulling ahead of Nicolas Sarkozy in the polls and it is just unbelievable that he could throw everything away unless he was trapped to do so.
Edward Jay Epstein, author of the article, wrote:
“I didn’t say it was a political conspiracy but I would say that people wanted to find evidence of an indiscretion that could derail either his candidacy or even [his work at] the fund (IMF).”
Epstein unfolds many secrets (rather open facts) which are skeptic enough to believe that Strauss-Kahn was got trapped in sexual harassment charges. Few of the open secrets are mentioned below:
• Strauss-Kahn’s “IMF BlackBerry” had been “hacked” and later went missing, which couldn’t be traced until now.
In support of the fact; report says that one of the Strauss-Kahn’s private emails sent from his BlackBerry to his wife, Anne Sinclair, had been read at the UMP - political party of President Sarkozy - offices in Paris.
It was informed (rather warned) to Strauss-Kahn, through a text message in the morning on the same day the incident happened, by his female friend working with UMP.
• The report also mentions a recording from a video surveillance camera which shows that two of the hotel staff performing a three minute “dance of celebration” and “high-fiving” each other after knowing that hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo had indicted Strauss-Kahn of abusing her on May 14.
• Another one of the most important aspect highlighted by the Epstein report states that hotel key-card records show that Diallo was in room 2820 with a mystery man immediately before and after her sexual encounter with Strauss-Kahn, suggesting he might have been an co-conspirator.
• Further, the report states that security expert at Sofitel, John Sheehan, spoke to a “man with a heavy French accent” as he was on his way to the hotel after being told of the sexual assault on Diallo.
• The Sofitel’s electronic key records show that apart from Diallo, another person had entered Strauss-Kahn’s suite while he was showering.
SOURCE: New York Review of Books