If you (or your super-rich third wife) are shelling out $50,000/month for a TriBeCa townhouse to live in during your house arrest, you probably want to take advantage of the roof terrace, right? The Post thinks there's a party happening at 153 Franklin Street—aka the current residence of accused sexual assaulter and leading French politician, Dominique Strauss-Kahn—because "Flunkies outside Strauss-Kahn's...townhouse were spotted removing boxes for outdoor-patio umbrellas. The umbrellas will be perfect to shield the onetime French presidential contender from the sun -- and prying eyes of the press -- when he steps out onto his townhouse's elaborate planted terrace."
A hotel maid at the Sofitel Times Square says that Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her and forced her to perform oral sex on him in his hotel suite on May 14. Strauss-Kahn, 62, was indicted and resigned from his role as the head of the International Monetary Fund. However, he has claimed he will be exonerated and has a celebrity defense team that says his accuser, an African immigrant, is not credible.
The Daily News reports that the Manhattan DA's office may try get others who have accused Strauss-Kahn of sexual attacks and misconduct to testify, which is what happened during Marv Albert's sex attack case: "In the case of the frisky Frenchman, previous alleged indiscretions include a French TV reporter who charged that he behaved like a "rutting chimpanzee" during a 2002 sexual assault. There was also a former underling at the International Monetary Fund who accused Strauss-Kahn of pressuring her into sex three years ago." Defense lawyer Ron Kuby says, "The likelihood of getting that in front of the jury is slim to none. It doesn't mean the prosecution won't try," while lawyer Gerald Lefcourt adds, "It's not admissible if it's offered because this guy is a bad guy. It has to be for a specific purpose, something that is what he does - sort of a modus operandi."
In the meantime, a French junior minister under President Nicolas Sarkozy resigned under allegations of sexual misconduct. Georges Tron, described as a foot fetishist, is, per the Telegraph "renowned for his passion for reflexology that has reportedly earned him the nickname "the foot fetishist" and the "Chinese masseur" of the National Assembly. A minister said that he must have massaged "a thousand feet" - almost exclusively those of women... Two former employees of the Paris suburb of Draveil, where Mr Tron is mayor, claimed in recent days to have been subjected to "therapeutic foot massages" between 2007 and 2010 that turned into "very real sexual attacks"."