No matter how it can be squared, Nafissatou Diallo has managed to bring DSK down, down, down. Naf was a chambermaid at the NYC Sofitel Hotel, where she entangled with Dominique Strauss-Kahn. What exactly went on is unclear, but what is front and center is that seed was spilled, her lips and his frenulum (uncut?) met and there were allegations of coercion and rape.
Indeed that was a little over a year ago. It was a circus back then with DSK being treated like a common miscreant of a man. Thrown into Rikers after a well publicized and imaged up perp walk, the avuncular imp was belittled by one and all. That all includes the rich Michael Bloomberg, who is not only drip off sweat wealthy but he is the Mayor of the City. Back then, Mike told anyone, who would listen, that DSK shouldn't have done the deed if he didn't want to do the walk. In Europe, where DSK is from, handcuffs are not publicly flashed against people accused of crimes.
Just a year plus ago, Dominique was as cool and smooth as a baby's derriere. Derriere sounds like a French word so it's in here to pay homage to Monsieur Strauss-Kahn, a French European. He was then the President of the International Monetary Fund and a serious candidate to run for the President of France. Once he was Dialloed, though, his life came to a screeching halt.
In that hour of despair, DSK had few friends. He had been, was and is a philanderer of the first order. After all, he is French. Out of the fog of that ignominy came his wife, Anne Sinclair. Flying hastily across the Pond from Paris, she bailed him out, set up digs to accomodate his house arrest and she stood by him like a mother lioness. Sinclair is lovely, rich and smart. Famous, too.
http://www.pplume-blog.com/2011/05/anne-and-maria-women-scorned.html And so it comes as a minimal shock that Anne has thrown the paunchy Strauss-Kahn out of their Paris digs. Perhaps it wasn't Diallo alone. The sex hound has had many other liaisons and he is currently being investigated for alleged illegalities regarding a prostitution ring. The exact breaking point for Anne is not well defined only because there are so many potential flash points.
Oh, it is easy to say how bad, how evil and how whorish DSK has behaved. Most people have. Too bad for him, he lost his power base. With no jobs and marketability, the now old mannish loser is without his patina, swagger and his Anne. But wait...
Perhaps Dominique was merely being the man all men are... Perhaps men have no choice but to lust on continuously, daily, hourly, minutely, secondly. Like whistling construction workers, men are sperm pumps dressed up and sent out to the world to make a living. But no matter their vocations, in some lowest common denominator way, DSK and his ilk are all the same. Sperm pumps!
Diallo, as it turns out is not credible. So slimy is she that Bloomberg's City could not proceed with a criminal case against the Frenchman. In retrospect, the little ding-master was set up like a bowling pin. Maybe that was just for blackmail cash money or maybe more intriguing political bad intentions were at play. Old news and relatively meaningless now, the devastation so scarred the fallen Lothario, it rendered him beyond hope and usefulness in the work-a-day world. DSK, sadly, has nothing left in his ammo box.
Surely this is a case of diddling gone viral. The old saws about not being able to keep it in one's pants and thinking with the wrong head are fodder for trivial repetition. Hard pressed would be DSK in trying to find someone to take his side. Doubtless true, now that even his most loyal wife, Anne, has given him the heave-ho. Gotta wonder if a suicide watch is in order?
Oh yeah, the irrepressible Nafissatou has a civil case pending against Dominique. As disgusting as she might seem, the American legal system is Diallo's pitch and her friend. With a variety of different avenues of attack available to her, the divining rod of riches has prompted her and her lawyers to press on for the jackpot. Hmmm... is it possible Anne (who has all of the money) is dumping the D-man to avoid legal responsibility for his liabilities?
No there is no truth to the rumor Mike Bloomberg will appear as a witness against DSK at the civil trial. Oh sure, hizzoner did make a patoot of himself in the initial rush of accusatory blather. Oh sure, a civil conviction would make Bloomie and the City seem less impetuous and less foolish. Oh sure, oh sure, oh sure... Try these opening lyrics of Surprise, Surprise by Brett Dennen ->
Dark clouds gather in the afternoon
Come together just to cry
Seagulls struggling against the wind
Falling out of the sky...
Indeed, indeed Mr. DSK!
Vous êtes une mouette.
(You are a seagull.)
Vous êtes une mouette.
(You are a seagull.)