Dominique Gaston André Strauss-Kahn; born April 25, 1949, often referred to in the media, as DSK. He is a French economist, lawyer and politician. Strauss-Kahn became the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund on September 28, 2007, with the backing of French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, and served in that role until his resignation on May 18, 2011 following allegations that he had sexually assaulted a hotel employee in New York City.
Strauss-Kahn was formally indicted on May 18th and granted US$1 million bail He was ordered to remain confined to a New York apartment under guard. A semen sample was found on the maid’s shirt, and on May 24 it was reported that DNA tests showed a match to a DNA sample submitted by Strauss-Kahn. He was arraigned on June 6, 2011, and pled not guilty. On June 30, 2011, the New York Times reported that the case was on the verge of collapse because of problems with the credibility of the alleged victim, who had, according to the NYPD, repeatedly lied since making her first statement. According to prosecutors, the accuser admitted that she lied to a grand jury about the events surrounding the alleged attack. Diallo said that the translator misunderstood her words. Strauss-Kahn was released from house arrest on July 1st.
After a lengthy investigation, prosecutors filed to drop all charges, stating that they were not convinced of his culpability beyond a reasonable doubt due to serious issues in the complainant’s credibility and inconclusive physical evidence, and therefore could not ask a jury to believe in it. The motion was granted on August 23, 2011. In a TV interview in September, Strauss-Kahn admitted that his liaison with Diallo was a moral fault and described it as “inappropriate” but that it did not involve violence, constraint or aggression. He said that Diallo had lied about the encounter and that he had no intention of negotiating with her over a civil suit she had filed against him. Strauss-Kahn later reached a settlement with Diallo for an undisclosed amount over the civil suit.
In the aftermath of the New York arrest other allegations were made. The journalist Tristane Banon came forward with a claim that Strauss-Kahn had attempted to rape her. In September Banon stated that if there is no criminal prosecution, she would bring a civil case against Strauss-Kahn. According to a report in L’Express Strauss-Kahn admitted to attempting to kiss Banon. In October the French public prosecutors dropped the investigation. They stated that there was a lack of evidence regarding the allegation of attempted rape. In March 2012, Strauss-Kahn came under investigation in France over his alleged involvement in a prostitution ring. The allegations relate to his supposed involvement in hiring prostitutes for sex parties at hotels in Lille, Paris and Washington. On October 2, 2012, a French prosecutor announced that they will not continue the investigation of Strauss-Kahn’s connection to a possible gang rape in Washington, D.C. On July 26, 2013, French prosecutors announced that Strauss-Kahn was to stand trial concerning allegations of “aggravated pimping” at the Carlton hotel in Lille. That means using subordinates to obtain prostitutes for lavish sex parties. As of February 2015, that trail is underway. That single act cost him dearly.
Warren Carlos Sapp born December 19, 1972 is a former American football defensive tackle. A Hall of Famer, Sapp played college football for the University of Miami, where he was recognized as a consensus All-American. Sapp played in the National Football League from 1995 to 2007 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders. Following Sapp’s NFL career, he was an analyst on NFL Network until 2015. Legal troubles began on February 7, 2010 when Sapp was arrested in South Florida and charged ith domestic battery while in Florida as an analyst for the NFL Network’s coverage of Super Bowl XLIV, but following the arrest the NFL Network cancelled his appearance. On March 24, however, the charges against Sapp were dropped. The obvious escape from disaster did not however get his attention. On February 2, 2015, the day after Super Bowl XLIX, Warren Sapp was arrested on suspicion of soliciting a prostitute and assault. Later that day it was revealed Sapp’s contract had been terminated by the NFL Network. That single act cost him dearly.
Gregory Carlton “Greg” Anthony born November 15, 1967 is an American former National Basketball Association basketball player and was a television analyst for CBS Sports. Born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, Anthony aspired to enter politics. He wanted to become Nevada’s first black Senator.
He is married and has four children. On January 16, 2015, Anthony was arrested in Washington, D.C. and charged with soliciting a prostitute costing $80.00. Anthony faced a misdemeanor solicitation charge punishable by up to 180 days in jail. Following his arrest, Anthony was indefinitely suspended by CBS and Turner Sports. On February 11, Anthony reached a deferred prosecution agreement in which the charge will be dropped provided he completes 32 hours of community service and stays out of trouble for four months. That single act cost him dearly.
So is this just another illustration of “boys will be boys?” I would bet a dollar to a dime that these men have been down this path before, Klaus’s path is of course easier to imagine. For the other two men my wager would include porn, strip clubs, affairs, hook ups and other involvement with the sex industry. Men of power and worth have forever lived by a different standard, often in the name of entitlement but never in the name of sex and love addiction. Just look at the likes of Bill Clinton, Tiger Wood, Elliot Spitzer, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Anthony Weiner and an endless list of others ripped from the headlines. Truth be told there is another one of “them” out there, reading these stories yet in so much active denial that their arrogance will keep telling them that it will never happen to them & that they can stop the behavior any time they want! My daddy use to tell me that there are three kinds of men, the 1st is a man who can learn from other people’s mistakes, the 2nd is a man who can learn from his own mistake and lastly #3, is a man who can’t learn at all! Which kind of man are you? If you’re waiting for the other shoe to drop that’s a losing strategy. Lean into it, get out in front of it, before your life blows up, in the media or not.
Misery is optional!