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December 19, 2011

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Has anyone read this? -->

https://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2011/dec/22/what-really-happened-dominique-strauss-kahn/

DSK seems to be the victim here, though not one that most people will easily sympathize with: a man trying to do good political work who was needy enough and foolish enough to accept an offer of pleasure from a stranger who was herself ensnared in a plot to defame him. We cannot presume that in doing so, he was cheating on his wife, since we don't know the details of their private marital agreements. She certainly wouldn't have been shocked:

https://nymag.com/news/features/dominique-strauss-kahn-2011-8/index5.html

It's dismaying that so many people, out of some desire to support abused women, jump at the chance to believe any accusation of barbarous violence against any man. What happened to the ideal of the presumption of innocence until proof of guilt?

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