File this one in the annals of unsurprising resignations: Early Thursday morning, the International Monetary Fund released a letter from Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the organization’s now former director, announcing that he was stepping down in the face of sexual assault charges. However, that’s not to say that the defiant Frenchman, currently taking a breather in a New York jail, admits to the allegations against him. Au contraire.—KA
The Wall Street Journal:
In a letter to the board, Mr. Strauss-Kahn said: “I deny with the greatest possible firmness all of the allegations that have been made against me.”
The letter said Mr. Strauss-Kahn, being held in a New York jail on sexual-assault charges, would resign with immediate effect.
“I want to protect this institution which I have served with honor and devotion, and especially—especially—I want to devote all my strength, all my time, and all my energy to proving my innocence,” the letter said.