Although it is very possible that IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is a mad dog and sexually attacked a maid at the Sofitel Hotel in New York City without warning, there remains the possibility that the story is more complex and that he was setup by those who understood his weakness for women. There are facts that could perhaps resolve the situation of whether a setup occurred or not. Herein lies the curiosities of the case that suggest much more than a simple attack was going on and the facts that could eliminate the possibility of a setup or indeed make the case of a setup stronger.
First, it is somewhat interesting that the alleged attack was reported to the police at all. From experiences I have had, I suspect hotels try to stop such incidents from becoming public.
Many years ago I happened to be in the lobby of a Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York city when I heard a commotion and then a gagging sound from the stairs leading to the level below me (For those familiar with the hotel this was by the internal entrance to the Bull and Bear restaurant). I headed down the stairs and there was a Japanese guest of the hotel on the floor being held at knife point by a mugger. My heading down the stairs caused the mugger to flee. When security finally arrived, their main concern was to get the shaken Japanese guest from public view. They weren't interested in who I was, my description of the attacker or anything else