New Yorkers are outraged at the special treatment given to former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn. While ordinary prisoners languish in a cell, Strauss-Kahn is now under house arrest at a luxury $50,000 dollar a month TriBeCa town house. The French are also outraged, but mainly because they think the whole thing is a set up. The allegations have put paid to Strauss-Kahn's presidential ambitions, and have all but ruined his reputation and career. But heartened by the recent high profile acquittal of two NYC policemen on rape charges, his lawyers must be hopeful of getting their man off. To that end, they have already turned their attention to Strauss-Kahn's accuser, with character assassination.