It sure beats Rikers Island. From the New York Post we get a picture that won’t do anything to neutralize a “jury of his peers,” though where they’re going to be found has not been answered.
The uber-luxury, $50,000-a-month townhouse at 153 Franklin St. — replete with a home theater, gym, spa, bar and rec rooms — is where the former head of the International Monetary Fund will sit out his house arrest as he awaits trial on charges he sexually assaulted and attempted to rape a Midtown hotel maid.
The silver-haired French Lothario, who just a week ago was on suicide watch in a tiny isolation cell at Rikers Island, moved last night into a three-story, 6,800-square-foot townhouse — just steps from the Robert De Niro-owned sushi hot spot Nobu — that was secured by his heiress wife, Anne Sinclair.
[…The man derided by critics as a member of “the Caviar Left” for his expensive tastes despite his Socialist politics should feel right at home surrounded by the best furnishings and electronics money can buy.
The New York Post article on DSK is a true classic and even though Strauss-Kahn gets the presumption of innocence through our laws, he’s being judged harshly by his own set.
The TriBeCa manse was not Strauss-Kahn’s first choice, as several property owners wanted no part of the man accused of attacking a 32-year-old West African maid at the Sofitel hotel. His new neighbors were not thrilled to hear the news last night. “This is going to be awful,” grumbled Jen Cecero. “We don’t need this. They should send him back to jail.”