Le Monde discusses the strategy of the private investigators hired by DSK's lawyers. This is the dark side of American justice. Until now, DSK has been treated "normally" by the courts, but his vast means allow him to spend large sums on discrediting the chief witness against him, his alleged victim. He can thus pay for a defense not available to the "normal" defendant. The paper suggests $500,000 as a plausible sum, with investigators being sent as far as Guinea to search for derogatory information about the women and her entourage.
Of course the prosecutors will use these large sums to discredit the defense, to play on the emotions of the jurors by portraying DSK as a wealthy man trying to buy his way out of a heinous crime.
One has to count on the good sense of the jurors to sort out truth from fiction and defamation. I've served on three juries and have always been impressed by the seriousness with which jurors take their task. But juries, being human, are fallible. So we'll just have to wait and see how the case goes.