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Bizarre DSK Hotel Video Released

What really happened to former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn at the Softel in New York on May 14? Hotel surveillance video, broadcast by French news channel BFMT on Thursday, is adding to the speculation. The CCTV footage shows DSK calmly leaving the hotel. Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid who accused DSK of rape, then appears to reenact how DSK allegedly held her to the ground to force her to perform oral sex. After she apparently told members of the staff, two security guards then do what looks like a victory dance. The footage—including la danse de joie—corroborates much of the details of a New York Review of Books investigative article about the possibility that DSK might have been framed, though the NYRB had said the dance lasted three minutes and later corrected it to 13 seconds.

December 8, 2011 1:04 PM