Dominique Strauss-Kahn appears at the New York Supreme Court flanked by his lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, and court officials.
He was met by hecklers siding with his alleged sexual assault victim outside the New York Supreme Court, but former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn kept his own words to a minimum, pleading not guilty in a brief court appearance Monday. —KA
A group of hotel workers shouted, “Shame on you!”, in a show of solidarity with the maid who accuses him of attacking her.
She has not been identified, but is known to be a 32-year-old single mother and immigrant worker from the West African country of Guinea.
The accused spoke in a firm voice only twice: to enter his plea, and to confirm his next appearance.
Defence lawyer Ben Brafman said outside court after the brief hearing: “It will be clear that there was no element of forcible compulsion in this case whatsoever.