If you haven’t heard of this allegation, then you must be from mars. But not to get you lost, here is the gist
According to a law enforcement source, on 14 May 2011, shortly after midday, a 32-year-old hotel maid entered Strauss-Kahn’s suite at the Sofitel New York to clean it. She alleged that Strauss-Kahn came out of his bathroom naked, ran after her, attempted to forcibly have sex with her, and forced her to perform oral sex on him.
The notion that it was all a set-up meant to bring down Strauss-Kahn has spread like wildfire. They point to the CIA or rivals inside the IMF, to big American banks or financial interests threatened by Strauss-Kahn’s push for more regulation, to murky schemes by some “black cabinet” working for Nicolas Sarkozy at the Elysée palace, or even to Socialist party rivals only too eager to get rid of a dangerous candidate ahead of the 2012 presidential elections. I think they have succeeded in doing some damage to the man reputation.
Well, we are keeping our ears to the ground to find out how this pans out. He has been arrested anyways.