Sanford Rubenstein slow to be charged in rape to avoid DSK repeat, says accuser’s lawyer
Manhattan prosecutors have been slow to charge Sanford Rubenstein with rape because they fear another high-profile loss — like the one suffered in the bungled prosecution of Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
The bold claim on Tuesday came from Kenneth Montgomery, who represents the 42-year-old accuser.
“I think they want to get rid of it,” Montgomery said, referring to the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. “They don’t want a DSK on their hands.”
Montgomery said the embarrassment over that case has made Manhattan prosecutors gun-shy. “It just seems that there is some sort of pattern that is developing where these women — unless this thing comes tied in a ribbon — the office is taking the position of punting it, unless there’s some smoking gun,” he said. “”hey don’t do that in any other circumstance, and that seems to be very problematic to me.”
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