Strauss-Kahn acknowledges 'moral weakness,' denies violence against maid
September 18th, 2011
02:29 PM ET

Strauss-Kahn acknowledges 'moral weakness,' denies violence against maid

What happened regarding a Guinean maid in a luxury New York hotel suite in May was a "moral weakness," French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn said Sunday in an interview with French television station TF1.

He denied any violence or aggression, but said the incident was "an error, a mistake - a mistake concerning my wife, my children, my friends" as well as the French people "who placed their hope for change in me."

The former International Monetary Fund chief returned to France earlier this month after a long legal battle stemming from allegations made by the  maid.

Based largely on the testimony of his accuser, Nafissatou Diallo, a grand jury indicted Strauss-Kahn on seven counts - two counts of criminal sexual act in the first degree, sexual abuse in the first degree, sexual abuse in the third degree, unlawful imprisonment in the second degree, attempt to commit rape in the first degree and forcible touching.

Questions arose over the credibility of Diallo, prompting prosecutors to back off. In August, a New York judge waived the sexual assault charges against Strauss-Kahn.

Strauss-Kahn  also said that accusations by French writer Tristane Banon that he attempted to rape her in 2003 are "imaginary."

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  1. RUFFNUTT ( ELF SLAYER & TURKEY HUNTER )

    BASICALLY.. "she wanted it" is what he is saying, or " a hard dick has no conscience"

    September 18, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. aa

    first

    September 18, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT ( ELF SLAYER & TURKEY HUNTER )

      not!!! haha!!!

      September 18, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Hotness

    LMFAO!!!!

    September 18, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Alex

    This dude is a creep. He totally got off because he's "something" and the maid is "nothing". So sad.

    September 18, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT ( ELF SLAYER & TURKEY HUNTER )

      wrong... she got the j.i.z.z....

      September 18, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • JLPl

      If the maid had been truthful on other issues,she would have been believed this time,but since she was caught in previous lies,the court had no choice but to do what it did. It would have been the same for you or me.

      September 18, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Kerry Berger

    Sociopaths are compulsive liars. Now, we hear the excuses from this sociopath.

    September 18, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  6. JOY

    "LIAR"

    September 18, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Marl

    Sounds like a confession? Though it could be proven in court of law.

    September 18, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jamison

      It should be proven in court. He waited until he was back in France to admit anything happened. I knew he did something and I believe he is guilty of it, but the courts and justice system protect the rich and powerfull. He will pay for what he did in the long run.

      September 18, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • shocked

      You are correct .. sounds like a confession for me too...

      September 18, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  8. retief1954

    Right, whatever. He's a rapist. What goes around, comes around, pal. You'll get what's coming to you, somehow, some way. The world has a way of evening things up with degenerates like you.

    September 18, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Kevin

    I guess "moral weakness" is what you call it these days!!

    September 18, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jay

    The guy is a total pig. And half the French at least still like him. I don't get it. The chambermaid like many finding their way did it the wrong way, but it doesn't diminish his terrible behavior.

    September 18, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Kecia

    If I was Ms. Diallo, I would sue the state of New York.

    September 18, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • JLPl

      For what,discovering that you were illegal and a liar?

      September 18, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  12. hero

    good

    September 18, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Liberty Queen

    Strauss-Kahn is a predatory, over-the-hill, geezer who commits crimes of violence against women. He was taken down by his own actions of violating the rights of a hotel worker and deserves every negative outcome of his pathetic conduct. Thank god he didn't get elected president of France.

    September 18, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  14. dcvet08

    Tristane Banon – hot

    September 18, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  15. parrot

    WHAT AN IDIOT, HE IS CONFESSING A CRIME. WHERE ARE HIS ATTORNEYS? NEVER TOLD HIM TO KEEP HIS MOUTH SHUT?

    September 18, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
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