I realize that Mr Srauss-Kahn is innocent until proven guilty. I also realize that we do not have all the facts. Still the broad contours of the case are now emerging in the media.
Strauss-Kahn has hired Benjamin Brafman, perhaps the most accomplished criminal lawyers in the New York Bar. So far the facts do not look good for his client. According to the hotel maid, Strauss-Kahn chased her down a hallway, grabbed her breasts, tried to pull down her pantyhose and force her to perform oral sex.
However, it has now emerged that his lawyer may argue in court that the whole episode was consensual sex and that the maid is either mistaken or lying.
If you were on a jury for this case and based on what you know now would you be inclined to think this was a matter of consensual sex?
Is it likely the sex was consensual?
What do you think?