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

BBC:

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.

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