Of course, the immediate effect of the news that Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the IMF and potential future president of France, raped a maid in a New York hotel, was to A) blame the victim, and B) lionize the attacker. Same old, same old. She was probably asking for it, or she did it voluntarily and then had regrets, or she was straight up blackmailing him. Surely no woman would just, you know, be a rape victim! Not of a man so prominent!
American jerk Ben Stein was only one of many people questioning whether the maid was really raped. (Pretty much the kind of thing you'd expect from a man who is not only a Creationist, but an outspoken opponent of the very concept of evolution.)