Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who is accused of attempting to rape a maid at an upscale New York City hotel is on suicide watch in his own wing at Rikers Island. According to the London Evening Standard, Stauss- Kahn may need to undergo an HIV test following the claims that his alleged victim may be a carrier of the disease.
The 32 year-old alleged sexual assault victim of Strauss-Kahn and her 15 year-old daughter live in a Bronx apartment block that is run by Harlem Community AIDS United. The woman, who is an immigrant from Guinea, West Africa lives in this complex which only houses adults with either HIV or AIDS.
The woman said that Strauss-Kahn forced her to perform oral sex on him twice and then tried to rape her as she cleaned the Sofitel hotel room in Times Square. Strauss-Kahn denies all charges.
According to Gretchen Carlson on Fox News this morning, the maids in the hotel are taught to leave the room doors open while cleaning the rooms. This would be done by propping an object against the door. With the electronic key card system, they would be able to tell if the alleged victim did prop the door open while embarking on cleaning the room.
This would help in the evidence needed against Strauss-Krauss if he were to say the sex was consensual. According to ABC News, his lawyer said yesterday that he believes the evidence “will not be consistent with a forcible encounter.” Which may mean they are going for the sex was consensual defense.
On the heals of these charges against Strauss-Kahn, women have been coming forth and telling their stories about his inappropriate sexual behaviors in the past. According to the London Evening Standard, one European journalist, who is known as Martina, alleged that this MIF leader offered to give her an exclusive interview in exchange for sex. She said he was insistent that she sleep with him to be granted an interview.
Tristane Banon, a 31 year-old French Author accused Strauss-Kahn of trying to rape her a decade ago. In 2008, economist Piroska Nagy, who worked at the IMF, warned the organization about Strauss-Kahn’s behavior towards women, after they had an affair.
Strauss-Kahn is facing the charges of criminal sex acts, attempted rape and illegal imprisonment, which he denies. Yesterday it was reported that Strauss-Kahn is on suicide watch in an isolated wing at Rikers Island, according to Steve Doocy on Fox News. He has been fitted with a device to make sure he does not stop breathing during the night. Fox News also reported that the alleged sexual assault victim lives in housing exclusively for people who have HIV and AIDS.