Lost in Translation
This will be my last post on the DSK case, mostly because I don't think any of my previous ones have contributed much.
But given how concerned I was over the recording which allegedly portrayed the victim as trying to make money off the case, it's worth hearing the other side:
Ms. Diallo and her lead lawyer, Kenneth P. Thompson, spent much of Wednesday at the district attorney's office in Manhattan, where they listened to a recording of conversations Ms. Diallo had with a fellow African immigrant in an Arizona jail after she said she was attacked. Law enforcement officials told Mr. Thompson and The New York Times last month that Ms. Diallo could be heard saying on the tape "words to the effect of: 'Don't worry, this guy has a lot of money. I know what I'm doing.' "But after listening to the recording on Wednesday, Mr. Thompson told reporters at a news conference that Ms. Diallo's statements had been mischaracterized. He said that at no point did she raise the issue of Mr. Strauss-Kahn's wealth or status in the way that prosecutors had described it. Rather, he said, the man she was speaking with, who initiated the calls to Ms. Diallo, remarked during one conversation that Ms. Diallo could stand to gain money from the case, but she quickly dismissed the idea and said it was a matter for her lawyer.
Obviously this is her lawyer talking. But he is on the record. The same can't be said for the Times' other sources. Either way, I thought given my previous ardor, that this deserved airing.
No more, after this.