Tuesday, 17 May 2011

The Great Seducer

The Strauss-Kahn affair currently playing out in the US courts is an ugly chapter in power politics.

While no person should be presumed guilty in advance of a fair trial, this arrest appears once again to demonstrate that there is a global 'elite' who feel they can act with impunity.

It is not an uncommon occurrence for men in such positions of power or influence to behave in this manner nor to practice serial infidelity.

When this story first broke I did a quick Wikipedia search to find out more about the individual concerned.

Clearly Strauss-Kahn is no stranger to such allegations and has an entire section dedicated what are politely termed 'controversies'.

In 2002 a French writer accused him of attempted rape but dropped the charges.  In light of the New York happenings she is now contemplating resurrecting these.

The case has all the hallmarks of a serial sexual predator and the accused is known in his home country as 'The Great Seducer'.  I doubt that even France, with its more tolerant views of infidelity, will countenance the latest escapade.

I hope justice will prevail above politics and having bail refused is a good start.
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