French Press Publishes Dominique Strauss-Kahn Accuser’s Name & ‘Photos’

Flag of FranceVive la France! Wait, what? David Case writes on globalpost:

Here’s a story that illustrates the chasm between how France and America handle men, women and rape.

The French elite are outraged over what they see as American vulgarities surrounding the treatment of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former IMF chief and putative 2012 presidential frontrunner, accused of raping a 32-year-old Sofitel chambermaid in Manhattan last weekend.

Among the “barbaric” American practices under critique by Parisians: showing photos of the accused in handcuffs; marching him through a scrum of photographers on the way to court; and pillorying him tabloid style — the NY Post called him “a horny toad,” for example. As GlobalPost has reported, French law restricts some media coverage of alleged perpetrators prior to conviction, including publication of images showing the accused in handcuffs, to preserve the dignity of the innocent.

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  • Hadrian999

    if you can trash a person who hasn’t had his day in court why shouldn’t you be able to render the same treatment to that person’s accuser.

    • E.B. Wolf

      It may make the cops who arrested him and the DA prosecuting him look bad. Can’t have that.

  • Hadrian999

    if you can trash a person who hasn’t had his day in court why shouldn’t you be able to render the same treatment to that person’s accuser.

  • E.B. Wolf

    It may make the cops who arrested him and the DA prosecuting him look bad. Can’t have that.

  • Ezekielpunkangel

    Everybody know the name of the accuser already et can find her photography on Internet, so stop being so shocked.
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  • Ezekielpunkangel

    Everybody know the name of the accuser already et can find her photography on Internet, so stop being so shocked.
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