Dominique Strauss-Kahn is back in the news. Strauss-Kahn gave a statement a recent statement about wanting to be "left in peace". Then , his lawyer declared his defense to the prostitution charges.
First , the defense to a prostitution charge via The Jury Room Blawg . It seems Strauss-Kahn’s lawyer is advancing the defense that he did not know they were prostitutes . The theory is the ladies were naked. How could one know they were prostitutes if they were in a state of undress ? Here is his lawyers comments;
However, Strauss-Kahn’s lawyer, Henri Leclerc, said his client was “totally unaware” the women were being paid. “At these parties, people were not necessarily dressed, and I defy you to tell the difference between a naked prostitute and any other naked woman,” said Mr Leclerc.”
I get it . Beautiful young ladies want to have sex with an old , fat , white guy. Yeah right. I suspect that defense would work well here in Nashville’s bible belt.
The second reason DSK is back in the news is his request to be left in peace. Facing criminal charges is not the time to sound indignant. It is the time to fess up.Admit you’re human. Most folks understand a person can make mistakes. DSK’s statement is the perfect example of how not to handle a public relations nightmare. Were are are forgiving group of people. Make a mistake. Own it. Unless the cops can’t prove it.