Thursday, October 13, 2011

DSK Out of the Woods

As expected--as I expected, at least--Tristane Banon's case against DSK has been classé sans suite. This was inevitable, given the elapsed time since the alleged incident, the shaky evidence, and the fact that the assault, even if it took place as the victim alleges, must be characterized as "sexual aggression" rather than "rape" under French law, and the statute of limitations on the former has expired. It may not be justice, but it is the law.

1 comment:

Steven Rendall said...

Yes, but DSK's lawyer is already claiming that his client has been "totalement blanchi," which is no more true in this case than it was in New York.