By now, you've certainly read that Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the International Monetary Fund and French presidential contender, is in a whole lot of hot water over allegedly sexually assaulting a chambermaid in a New York hotel. Strauss-Khan was apprehended moments before his flight back to Paris took off and has been held in custody since Saturday. It's now been reported on France radio station RMC that the lawyers defending him have proof that he was having lunch with his daughter before boarding his flight, and thus could not have carried out the assault.
That's either the truth — or the reason that you hire expensive defense attorneys. It doesn't help that this isn't the first time Strauss-Kahn has been accused of sexual assault, or that he's got gross nicknames like "The great seducer" and "Hot rabbit." His French political friends like the former head of the Socialist Party, Francois Hollande, and current conservative-party chief, Jean-Francois Cope, are urging everyone to consider him innocent until proven guilty, but I wouldn't hold my breath. Indicted or not, it's safe to say his career is over.
It's also safe to say that a two-episode arc about this on Law and Order is already in the works.