'Hail Mary pass' for Strauss-Kahn blocked
Lis Wiehl and Marc Alacqua on Dominique Strauss-Kahn's loss of diplomatic immunity
- Duration 9:31
- Date May 1, 2012
Lis Wiehl and Marc Alacqua on Dominique Strauss-Kahn's loss of diplomatic immunity
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Much all right we're turning legal now.
Three different topics to discuss today one of my favorites is Dominique Strauss-Kahn making it back into the news I covered that trial while that -- really turn into a trial but I covered that.
-- -- isn't right right since he was arrested and then held in jail forever and then electro I'm gonna let her back and right now is being sued by the -- civil charges.
The question was.
Diplomatic immunity would that be waived or not would he be forced -- the United States in order to have to -- sensible -- and he was let go on the other -- right -- and federal judges said absolutely you are gonna have come back you're not gonna get immunity you're not that the diplomatic immunity because you -- that office once -- charges were brought to you right you can't have that diplomatic community anymore.
I think of the lawyers it was an it was a good try for them a good thing to do.
But -- no -- the -- AI athlete so he doesn't have it doesn't cross that wake me in jail right I mean you resign so my who resigned your diplomatic community right corner he's kicking and -- up.
And he was forced to resign essentially mean the pressure was on I don't think that they -- mentally -- -- you are making a mockery of of what could it potentially within the next French president right so it's about the civil case he's got to come back to hear that.
Shouldn't have to come back and -- So would have been up to them that.
Yeah to save themselves jail we'll know that they were putting pressure right into two years -- and you look like a fool having not but now the question is what's gonna happen and how long is it gonna take.
Before we actually see him back in the United States so looking forward to that media circus.
Civil lawsuits take a lot longer than criminal and -- -- on it and everybody could be years because back here.
And who knows how much money the maid has really to be -- lawyers who knows.
But kind of resources she has to bring this lawsuit is she -- before this actually they are of course and -- she's kind of see that happening is deep pockets in his life now.
It's an and they probably -- have a way anymore I would imagine that she's probably looking for money at this point because she can get the charges to what's right and dragging -- -- humiliation.
And the emotional turmoil and I like having to go to court and AM on the -- you want you know we don't even though -- to come back to US because he's in France he could.
Legitimately drag it out even longer make it more discovery in the army of the trial getting all the papers back has more than a requirement for him to travel -- the record is going to be.
Obliged to give a lot of leeway as far as scheduling because he is -- -- even though they have jurisdiction.
They can really make it painful force I would say so what will be interesting if there's a settlement with -- everywhere agreement there probably will be a good chance of that.
Whether that's going to be public you know I would think that have a confidentiality agreement with that could mean she cannot get any money unless -- signs off on the confidentiality -- I would -- having his political careers it's -- either way but.
Why wouldn't he just go ahead and now that the diplomatic community has been -- Why not just go ahead and behind closed doors have his lawyer talk to her lawyer.
And come up with figuring just put this to bed and -- know that -- and it could get it lets you could get out there that he did settle because I think a lot of people look at the settlement.
As an admission of elements which it isn't necessarily at all but sometimes -- that's how people look at -- and he really really.
Adding he he went to hell do all of this matter whether it happened and not I mean we know that sexual which they don't -- It engagement did happen we just don't really know if it was forced her it was consensual -- it was started off as consensual and then became force whenever.
So he cheated on his wife his wife is well aware she has stood by -- she's got the money which is.
-- incredible to to watch her coming in and out of that courthouse downtown and and the federal building watching the two of them arm in arm but I think.
After hit his apology to the people of grants for making a mockery of his position and his power I would think you just want it to go away.
Yes I I think we have reverend Francis still facing criminal charges with prostitution.
Settlement of the US -- as -- impact the you know.
Would it hurt that he's impressed you think maybe that would be a reason why he whether it's -- -- I don't think -- under our legal system it probably could not be -- him.
As a prior bad act.
But under the French I don't know what the difference -- the system what happened here's a question from a viewer comment from king of politics to international lawyers have -- to represent foreigners over state court and federal jurisdiction because.
What you do is you get waved in to any jurisdiction.
What is -- called thought feature a -- tea thank you could probably not a football it's a few times I think kids to think gosh is my play isn't -- but that's exactly went zero for me but.
Now that's right you can wave into any jurisdiction.
What you have to do is if there's a lawyer here that's gonna say you know this person is my person and -- us for this case he weighed in with that.
Person whenever jurisdiction so yes they can't tell you that question you know normally you would have.
Local councils some sort even if you had some you know French attorney is part of -- your team.
You know for some because some level of comfort I have with the you have.
People who have local expertise right all right.
Jumping -- to a different case which is very interesting in that.
Domestic violence mom -- rates are somehow dragged into this economy up 10% in 2001.
Because of the early on in the area more domestic violence I -- up.
Clearly Sadr factor in him and a lot of homes and on a lot of marriage is particularly -- money is is is one of the biggest stress factory marriage right now it's getting.
If it's getting.
It's getting serious and too -- the other time.
Yeah going to -- on and -- when unemployment right now.
Now an -- well all this pressure during the bill's right is that the breadwinner and I and I and will say that I think more women are actually different winners now -- I think a lot of men are frustrated by that and I hate to say at that.
Yeah I don't think that it -- but a few minutes you're -- despite the fact that women -- making the same salary is that it navigated the dollar still considering the fact that we're doing the same job a lot of women are actually.
The breadwinner in the households while looking for any particular reason this because you're stuck between -- The only -- I'm gonna have finally.
In the workplace violence is a little slip that yes go ahead -- -- now I'm gonna start today aren't gonna.
So I mean I guess it MED aggravated assaults increased to 234.
Up from a 188 in 2010.
Out of myself up but just it's amazing yeah nightclubs and other traditional spots but it's also just happening in homes and I think you're right -- just that people are.
The frustrated angry it's kind of like that to kick the dog syndrome brain knowing you you just mad at your whole life and everything's so who's the next person to be smaller person next -- you.
This -- one Morrison's point wouldn't you know maybe it was relationship just push the brightness levels.
I I wanna move on to the topic that I think most of our viewers are most enraged about today have received so many emails from viewers about the Spirit Airlines thing at all in this dying man.
Who essentially cancel his flight the -- and anti Vietnam vet.
And he was not refunded his ticket and I actually got an email or tweet from somebody yesterday -- -- I will papers ticket how can I get a hold of global.
And I will Biden ticket from him we should not -- another dot com can we find out yeah I have no he treated me so I -- -- a parent you know Spirit Airlines.
And a 76 year old man.
He's just -- he's got a doctor's note everything say why he cannot fly and Spirit Airlines you don't.
-- killed a level wind and waves saying -- so so sorry we can of you know -- -- it -- you know -- look gracious letter they sent.
No he EA they actually know we treat all of our customers equally and with respect and they said no -- -- enforced Spirit Airlines.
Before -- -- -- -- film before that for the public to start to -- and they just have one word now know.
Now that's when I began animals like sure sure you already are a good discount airline I think it is that they sell these -- for very cheap and they uses have a limited -- -- -- -- -- -- I mean when you.
I think it did.
When you you you register fly there was asking you want you know the -- -- now he basically saying I know I'm sick but I'm not gonna.
Because it cost more ran five dollars or what have you doesn't have a good show your flight.
So you know -- Not that -- And a Spirit Airlines particular but they they pass those costs around so if you wanted to take the risk that you can't fly get a cheaper fare.
It's not like he's just got to fight card incentive -- -- I think are sympathetic victims make sort of fed to you.
Isn't that there's a lot of people that are flying their second if they're gonna refund one patients refund the second thing and can't refund everybody's -- -- -- credit.
Or anybody ever going to be able reply again.
Yeah I don't know I mean it is hard to set a precedent doesn't -- -- again he paid a 197 dollars per roundtrip ticket that is a very inexpensive ticket -- Spirit Airlines is a discounted airline.
And the reason being is that they offer these nonrefundable.
If you -- -- refundable ticket than you spend more money on the ticket hitting.
-- Delray -- the travel insurance I do my you know look at it and it's an ambulance -- -- -- I think that make this place.
In the half of that money maybe -- 197 dollars and these sickest thing for in his life you know is that really the legal -- so much as it's just a bit more I thought it's point point and I had a bad business is it because we're talking about aren't going well a lot of people are talking and -- a lot of people are -- the fact that he's -- Vietnam that -- I mean that just makes this -- year old man yeah this is our rate mark a lock clock.
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