No Bail for IMF Chief
Posted on May 16, 2011
IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who was arrested this weekend after a maid at his New York hotel accused him of sexual assault, will remain in jail. In her decision to deny bail, the judge cited the fact that he was taken into custody while attempting to leave the country. Another woman has since accused Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault. —PZS
Meanwhile, another allegation against Mr Strauss-Kahn has emerged. A French writer says she may file a complaint for an alleged sexual assault in 2002.
Tristane Banon, 31, says Mr Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her when she went to interview him for a book she was writing.
“We’re planning to make a complaint,” Ms Banon’s lawyer told AFP news agency. Mr Strauss-Kahn’s lawyers have so far not responded to the allegation.
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