In response to:
What Really Happened to Strauss-Kahn? from the December 22, 2011 issue
The article entitled “What Really Happened to Strauss-Kahn?,” by Edward Jay Epstein, which appeared in our December 22, 2011, issue, contained a description of what “looked like” a “dance of celebration” by two employees of the Hotel Sofitel in New York City at approximately 1:35 PM on the day that Dominique Strauss-Kahn was arrested in connection with an alleged sexual assault. Security camera recordings have established that the episode, as described, lasted approximately thirteen seconds, not the three minutes mentioned in the article.
To the Editors:
Readers who are interested in my recent article on Dominique Strauss-Kahn will find a further discussion of the case on my website, listed below. As the editors note, I made an error in describing the time length (but not the movement) of two employees’ “dance of celebration.” The dance, as will be seen from the security camera records on my site, occurred approximately three minutes after a 911 call was made from the hotel to the New York City emergency services.
Edward Jay Epstein
New York City