Report: Friends of former IMF chief tried to bribe assaulted maid’s family
Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn may have spent the last week and a half behind bars and under house arrest since he allegedly tried to rape a hotel maid in New York on May 14, but associates of his have been busy on his behalf.
The New York Post reports that friends of Strauss-Kahn traveled to Guinea and offered the victim’s family money to make the case go away.
The victim has been well-hidden by prosecution, so the friends went to her family’s impoverished village home instead.
“They already talked with her family,” a French businesswoman with close ties to the Strauss-Kahn family allegedly told the Post. “For sure, it’s going to end up on a quiet note.”
“The woman will get a lot of money,” she reportedly told the paper.
The average family income in Guinea is $45 per month, and the maid’s family allegedly did not know anything about the incident involving their daughter until reporters came to ask them about it.