"Sexual assault isn’t a ‘sex allegation.’ It’s a rape allegation. No one cares if [Dominique Strauss-Kahn] is alleged to have had sex. Many, if not most, adult human beings have had sex. What we care about is whether he assaulted someone, sexually or otherwise. If someone is arrested for allegedly breaking into a jewelry store and stealing a Rolex, we don’t call it a ‘shopping allegation.’"

Source: prospect.org