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05-18-2011, 12:57 PM
A majority of French people believe presidential hopeful Dominique Strauss-Kahn, accused of sexually assaulting a chambermaid, is the victim of a plot.

".....Betcha.Obama's Going To Let Him Go Back To France..."

Almost 60 per cent feel the International Monetary Fund chief is innocent and has been framed in a conspiracy.

Straus-Kahn, 62, is being held in Riker Island prison in New York. He denies a string of charges including criminal sex acts, attempted rape and illegal imprisonment.

Former French culture minister Jack Lang described the treatment of Strauss-Kahn as a "lynching" that had "provoked horror and aroused disgust". Liberation, a Left-wing daily newspaper, has published details of off-the-record comments made by Strauss-Kahn as recently as April 28, in which he said he feared a plot.

Discussing his plans to challenge Nicolas Sarkozy as Socialist candidate for the presidency next year, he said he imagined "a woman who had been raped in a car park and who was offered between 500,000 and a million euros to make up such a story".

It emerged today that Strauss-Kahn may have to undergo an HIV test following claims his alleged victim could be a carrier. The hotel chambermaid who is accusing the IMF chief of rape is reported to have been under the care of a charity helping people with HIV and Aids.

It has emerged the 32-year-old and her 15-year-old daughter were being housed in a Bronx apartment block by Harlem Community Aids United. The charity has not revealed the medical status of the maid, who is a migrant from Guinea, west Africa, but did confirm it only rents apartments for adults with either HIV or Aids.

The woman has accused Strauss-Kahn of forcing her to perform oral sex on him twice and then trying to rape her as she cleaned his Sofitel hotel room in Times Square on Saturday. He denies all charges.

Investigators are looking at why hotel staff failed to alert police until almost three hours later, allowing Strauss-Kahn time to leave. The IMF chief was arrested as he boarded an Air France plane. The maid's lawyer, Jeffrey Shapiro, a close family friend, said she was a widow. Strauss-Kahn remains under suicide watch at the prison and is due back in court on Friday.