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Why is Dominique Strauss-Kahn being allowed to stay in a luxury apartment instead of rotting in a jail cell?

Now his wife is looking for another apartment but no one wants him to stay because of all of the media attached to him.

But for such a heinous crime, why is Dominique Strauss-Kahn being allowed to stay in a luxury apartment instead of rotting in a jail cell awaiting his day in court?

is it simply because he is rich?

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Asked by 35yoamom at 10:35 PM on May. 23, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • For rape? Anyone that can afford their bail is out until their trial date. Unless it's a murder and they don't allow bail. You know, that whole innocent until proven guilty thing. He's not getting special treatment.

    Answer by Astraea_79 at 10:39 PM on May. 23, 2011

  • Um, because he made bail? And people who make bail can pretty much stay where they want to. he is actually being fairly restricted, and not flitting about NYC, but only allowed to leave to go to his attys, and other official things like that. He is also wearing a monitor, and footing the bill for the 24 hour guards at his door that were a condition of bail.

    The crime he is accused of is heinous. But he is not guilty until he is convicted, and has the right to be out on bail. He is far more under lock and key than your average accused felon who makes bail.

    Answer by LiliM at 11:40 PM on May. 23, 2011

  • Because, he is 'accused' of attempted rape. He didn't rape her as I understand it. Plus, in this country, you are INNOCENT until proven guilty. You don't 'rot' anywhere until convicted of a crime. Being accused of one is not a conviction. I always refer back to the Duke Lacrosse case. Those young men were treated as criminals and it turned out they didn't do one thing wrong. They were treated as guilty with no proof. The prosecution has to prove guilt first - then rot.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 11:57 PM on May. 23, 2011

  • Because he paid his bail.


    Answer by RyansMom001 at 7:49 AM on May. 24, 2011

  • Simply because he has not been proven guilty. He has not been proven to be a flight risk and he had the money to post bail. That's how it the legal system works.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 8:13 AM on May. 24, 2011

  • It all sounds fishy to me - I think it was a setup.

    Answer by tasches at 2:38 PM on May. 24, 2011

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