DSK: The Scandal That Brought Down Dominique Strauss-Kahn (Hardcover)
 

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DSK: The Scandal That Brought Down Dominique Strauss-Kahn (Hardcover)

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    The sex scandal that toppled Dominique Strauss-Kahn gripped the world with its salacious allegations, dramatic twists, and a stunning turnabout in court. But the public saw only a fraction of what really went on behind the scenes, where justice play......more

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The sex scandal that toppled Dominique Strauss-Kahn gripped the world with its salacious allegations, dramatic twists, and a stunning turnabout in court. But the public saw only a fraction of what really went on behind the scenes, where justice played second fiddle to egos, political pressures, and investigative missteps. Now award-winning reporter John Solomon exposes the story you didn't know, delivering a searing indictment of American justice at its moment of intense international scrutiny.

When Strauss-Kahn arrived in New York on Friday, May 13, 2011, he was an international political powerhouse and favorite to win the French presidential election. By Monday, he was sitting in the notorious Rikers Island jail, his career in tatters.

Likewise, when hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo arrived at work on Saturday morning, she never could have predicted that a brief encounter with a VIP guest would put her at the center of a legal and public relations battle that would leave her life in shambles.

Those seven minutes in Suite 2806 would throw international politics into turmoil, eliminate one of the key players in Europe’s debt crisis, and create a trial by fire for Manhattan’s rookie district attorney. And it would all happen under the eye of a frenzied media which at first presumed guilt before suddenly turning the tables on the alleged victim. The public was left wondering: Was Dominique Strauss-Kahn guilty or innocent?

Solomon goes past the headlines to show how personal clashes, ambition, and media leaks took precedence over facts and evidence. He chronicles the personal battles that went on behind the scenes, from suicide worries to AIDS scares, and the toll they took on key players. He lays out in gripping detail all the facts, good and bad, pro and con, so that finally the public can judge what really happened in one of the most fascinating criminal cases of the last decade.

John Solomon is one of America's premier investigative journalists, whose award-winning stories over the last quarter-century have exposed scandals ranging from the use of foster children in AIDS drug experiments to what the Bush administration knew about terror threats in the days before September 11, 2001. His exposes have appeared in Newsweek, The Washington Post, The New York Times, on 60 Minutes, and in the Associated Press and countless other publications and news shows across the globe. A former executive editor of The Washington Times and director of news at Newsweek, Solomon currently runs the Washington Guardian investigative newspaper in the nation's capital and lives in Virginia.

Learn more at www.washingtonguardian.com/DSK.

Author:
Solomon, John
Genre:
LAW / Criminal Law / General
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Hardcover
Pages:
274
Language:
English
Publisher:
Thomas Dunne Books
Publish Date:
06/05/2012
Copyright Year:
2012
ISBN:
9781250012630
Height:
9.5 in
Wdth:
6.5 in
Thickness:
1.0 in
Unit weight:
1.0 lb
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