Investigators have reportedly matched a DNA sample from ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn to "material" taken from the shirt of the hotel maid he's accused of assaulting. Other possible DNA evidence is still waiting for test results; till then, prosecutors have been leaking details about the alleged sexual assault — including Strauss-Kahn's purported egocentric overtures to his accuser.
Strauss-Kahn's lawyers haven't commented on the DNA match, though the fact that the sample taken from the maid's clothing matches Strauss-Kahn doesn't necessarily contradict their defense; so far, they've only said there's no evidence of a forced encounter. Prosecutors, obviously, tell a different story. "Law enforcement sources" described her version of events to Fox News:
[T]he maid entered the room and was confronted by a naked Strauss-Kahn, who emerged from the bathroom and began grabbing the maid's breasts while trying to pin her down on his bed.
The maid is deeply religious, investigators said, and immediately put her hands over her eyes so she wouldn't see the naked Frenchman. He ran to her, began grabbing her breasts and pulling her down the hallway inside the luxury suite toward the bedroom.
"Please stop. I need my job, I can't lose my job, don't do this. I will lose my job. Please, please stop! Please stop!" she told Strauss-Kahn, according to law enforcement sources.
Strauss-Kahn allegedly responded: "No, baby. Don't worry, you're not going to lose your job. Please, baby, don't worry," Strauss-Kahn responded, according to investigators. "Don't you know who I am? Don't you know who I am?"
Strauss-Kahn was released on $1 million bail last week and is currently staying in an apartment in Manhattan while he awaits trial.
[NBC New York, image via AP]