IMF head denied bail on attempted rape charge

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  1. MacNut macrumors Core

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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/busin...ed-rape-charge/2011/05/16/AFZ2V24G_story.html
     
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    I gather this guy is a huge sleaze who has been in trouble with sex scandals in the past.
     
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    Nice to see that we still live in a world where the rich and powerful don't get away with whatever they want. (if the guy is indeed guilty)

    Edit: From the New York Times

     
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    We're very lucky the guy was caught before returning to France. We don't have an extradition treaty and knowing the French they would have refused to send him back to face a trial.
     
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    The French like their politicians to fool around.
     
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    The French government is more corrupt than people think. Countless times i've slanted them on their legal system and general running of the country. Sticking kids in mental institutes for several weeks and even months is one example i find absurd.

    Another that's just sprung to mind is Antisemitism jokes and remarks can lead to imprisonment. I don't advocate racism but this is ridiculous. Might as well jail bosses who don't employ someone because of their race, and that is happening on a daily occurence, that would go down well with the masses.
     
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    I suppose this will help Sarko's coming campaign.
     
  8. AP_piano295 macrumors 65816

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    Its run by people isn't it :eek:.

    It almost makes me wish we could find a real life "Lord Vetenari", benevolent dictatorship can be a wonderful thing.
     
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    Not necessarily, a lot of French people think the only difference between Sarkozy and Strauss-Kahn is that the latter appears to have been caught out.
     
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    Eh, some of the opinion pieces I've read say that it'll only help come election time in France; he'll be a stronger incumbent.
     
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    I think he's more qualified to lead Italy. :D
     
  12. AP_piano295 macrumors 65816

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    fool around =/= forcible rape :confused:
     
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    Absolutely. I was making a general point, though it needs qualification. This sounds a great deal more than "fooling around".
     
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    I took it with a grain of salt until I heard that this guy has a history of this kind of behavior.

    Sorry Frenchie, your stay in NYC will be a lot longer than planned...and where you're going, they love Frency pastries like you!
     
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    You mean like all the criminals responsible for the 2008 meltdown?
     
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    To some extent, but the National Front are gaining a lot of popularity.
     
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    No doubt about that, the government over there consists of clowns, clueless on how to run a country like a western european country should be run.
     
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    So are the French really this neive to think this guy is innocent?
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/20/us-strausskahn-denial-idUSTRE74J23420110520
     
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    Well, if you wanted to set someone up his history makes for a good person to do it too. And aren't you supposed to be innocent until proven guilty? I don't like how they publicize the names and parade people around who are accused of rape but not convicted, if he does turn out to be innocent then all the media has ruined his reputation. If he's convicted then I don't feel sorry at all.
     
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    I get the idea that the French like their politicians to sleep around and get insulted when they don't. Like it is his right to rape a woman and that she had it coming.
     
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    See it's like this: trying to rape one person is a crime, financially screwing an entire country and then lying to Congress about it is just business.
     
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    Perhaps he assumed, at those prices, that the turn-down service included his foreskin?
     
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    It looks like the prosecution's case is coming apart. Apparently, the alleged victim can't keep her lies straight.

    NYT
     
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    So do we have pie in our faces now? A lot of opinions on this thread were pretty determinate that he was guilty. What has ever happened to "innocent until proven guilty"?
     

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