That was my initial reaction when I read the story over on BBC News at lunchtime. As I have read more and more reports several this disturb me about this mans arrest.
Firstly a lot of the maid’s story is already out there in the press. This is from the Daily Mail report:
‘She told detectives he came out of the bathroom naked, ran down a hallway to the foyer where she was, pulled her into a bedroom and began to sexually assault her, according to her account,’ a New York police spokesman said.
‘She pulled away from him and he dragged her down a hallway into the bathroom where he engaged in a criminal sexual act, according to her account to detectives. He tried to lock her into the hotel room.’
The woman alleged he forced her to perform oral sex on him and tried to remove her underwear.
That seems like quite a story. It certainly seems like a lot to have come out already.
Secondly the fact that his popularity in France was growing and he was rumoured to be an extremely strong candidate for the 2012 French President elections. Would he honestly risk that for a quick blowjob with a hotel maid?
Thirdly the timing of it all. I am always suspicious of outrageous allegations when the timing of them is so beneficial to someone else. Sarkozy is under real pressure at home and this man could have derailed his chances of another term in office.
Look he may very well be guilty and deserves all this but something just doesn’t feel quite right about it all and whatever happens mud will stick. His Presidential hopes are all but dashed because even if the maid came out and said she made it all up and was hoping for a pay-off then some people would not believe her.
There is something about this all that just doesn’t add up…
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