A forensic test has turned up Dominique Strauss-Kahn's DNA on the shirt worn by a hotel maid accusing him of rape, sources tell a French website and NBC New York. The NY Post, which is really in its element with this scandal, reports that Strauss-Kahn's "reputation may be stained for good." Guess you could say its unusual to see men as powerful as Strauss-Kahn in this much trouble! But the positive DNA match might also help explain why his lawyers were quick to claim that the encounter was consensual—if they knew there was a chance of DNA surfacing, that strategy makes a lot more sense.
The 32-year-old Sofitel maid maintains that Strauss-Kahn groped her, locked her in a bedroom and forced her to perform oral sex. DNA testing on other evidence from the scene is continuing, a source tells NBC New York.