Throughout the sensational events of May this year I kept DSK out of my blog. The whole thing seemed so extraordinary and his status and reputation encouraged and enflamed passions on all sides of the argument (I shall never forget a near-hysterical discussion at a dinner party that seemed more like a lynching party warm-up than a rational discussion of the facts available at the time). Today’s Financial Times newspaper has published a full page analysis by Edward Jay Epstein, an American investigative journalist, based on hotel and phone records and images taken from CCTV cameras (a longer version was published in the New York Review of Books). I shall continue to refrain from all judgemental comment but, if I may put it this way, the simple records and images provide an awful lot of  scope for conspiracy theorists. As the joke has it, ‘just because you’re not paranoid doesn’t mean that they’re not after you.’ Read the analysis and see for yourself.


  1. Hugo Kijne

    He may have been framed, but it appears that he was a rather willing victim.

  2. Martin

    He has never denied that a consensual act occurred. The journalist’s analysis seems to indicate that the act(s) in question must have occurred within six or seven minutes…

  3. Hugo Kijne

    I doubt that he’ll get into the Guiness Book of Records with that, or Ms. Diallo for that matter 🙂

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