Representatives of the former International Monetary fund director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, accused of sexually assaulting a maid in a Manhattan Hotel on May 14, have reportedly tried to offer her family in Guinea over a million dollars in hush money to make the case go away. That's the story in today's New York Post, which cites a "French businesswoman with close ties to Strauss-Kahn and his family." The source reportedly told the paper, "For sure, it's going to end on a quiet note."
The alleged victim in the case has been kept from the media, the public, and Strauss-Kahn's representatives. That's why his people reportedly approached her people in Guinea, a former French colony that is well outside the reach of the New York District Attorney's office. The source told the Post that the offer reached into the seven figures, and said, "He'll get out of it and will fly back to France. He won't spend time in jail. The woman will get a lot of money."
The maid's family lives in a very poor village in Guinea where the average income is $45, reports the Post. "They live so off-the-grid in a remote village that they didn't know the maid was allegedly nearly raped until reporters trekked to the village to inform them."