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Lawyers: We Could ‘Gravely Undermine the Credibility’ of Strauss-Kahn Accuser

Posted on | May 26, 2011 | 64 Comments

Accusing the prosecution of trying the case in the media, the defense takes its own shot at trying the case in the media:

Lawyers for Dominique Strauss-Kahn have contended that they possess information that they believe will undermine the credibility of the hotel housekeeper who has accused their client of sexual assault.
The suggestion, contained in a three-page letter from the lawyers to Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the Manhattan district attorney, was almost entirely devoted to the lawyers’ complaints about unauthorized disclosures of the case to the press. But it included a reference to unspecified information that they said would hurt the prosecution’s case.
In the letter, sent Wednesday and made public Thursday, the lawyers, William W. Taylor III and Benjamin Brafman, complained “that our client’s right to a fair trial is being compromised by the public disclosure of prejudicial material even before these materials have been disclosed to his counsel.”
“Indeed,” they added, “were we intent on improperly feeding the media frenzy, we could now release substantial information that in our view would seriously undermine the quality of this prosecution and also gravely undermine the credibility of the complainant in this case.”
The letter seemed to serve as a form of legal gamesmanship — allowing Mr. Strauss-Kahn’s lawyers to hint at damaging information about the housekeeper without revealing it.

That a wealthy and powerful French socialist could be brought to ruin by a Guinean immigrant hotel maid is one of those priceless ironies, isn’t it? Speaking of priceless ironies, how about this September 2009 photo of Strauss-Kahn leering at Michelle Obama?

Some pictures say a thousand words. This one just says two: No Touching.”

BTW, when this photo was posted at AOSHQ, the Morons™ got so out of control that Ace deleted the post and took the night off.

UPDATE: Seriously, at comment #67, Ace says, “Last post ever on Michelle Obama. I don’t care if she murders someone.” Not sure exactly what the commenters said to inspire the deletion, but it seems that some people don’t find the First Lady attractive, and therefore made derogatory statements about her.


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