Judge denies bail to IMF chief accused of sexual assault
May 16th, 2011
12:56 PM ET

Judge denies bail to IMF chief accused of sexual assault

[Updated at 12:56 p.m.] The head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, is charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual act; one count of first-degree attempted rape; one count of first-degree sexual abuse; one count of second-degree unlawful imprisonment; one count of forcible touching; and one count of third-degree sexual abuse, prosecutors said Monday.

[Posted at 12:52 p.m.] A New York judge denied bail Monday to International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

The head of the IMG was in court Monday to answer allegations that he chased a housekeeping employee down the hall of his swanky New York hotel suite and sexually assaulted her.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn's arraignment was delayed a day after he agreed to forensic testing requested by police, said his attorney, William Taylor. The IMF chief's other attorney, Benjamin Brafman, vowed Sunday to vigorously defend him in court, insisting his client is innocent.

Police allege Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted the 32-year-old woman Saturday at the Sofitel hotel in Manhattan, and then quickly headed off to a New York airport to board a Paris-bound flight.

The arrest of the 62-year-old, widely considered a leading potential candidate for the French presidency, has triggered intense political chatter across the Atlantic. In France, it delivered what newspaper Le Figaro called a "thunderclap" to the presidential race. The allegations also triggered disappointment within Strauss-Kahn's Socialist party; some at the party's headquarters were in tears Monday.

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  1. boog

    Naughty naughty

    May 16, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  2. pete

    Its a mistake, she was looking for it, these maids are always tempting clients. She was asking to much money for a blow

    May 16, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ANDRE HIMES

    The white feminists and those whites who have a long history of embracing white surpremacy will soon discover it will not be easy to get rid of andre himes. Neither SATAN(the king of the hiphop and the antebellum nations) nor will the demon rulers of this world will be surprise by andre miraculous survival in the future ,since by looking at ANDRE forehead they knew what the white feminists and those whites who have a long history of embracing white surpremacy did not know. Under racial profiling ,many black americans were arrested and were either martyred within the prison system by other inmates or were deported to africa and where many of them were martyred and were buried in mass graves in the sudan and in the congo.

    May 16, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. OK

    Realy I heard the maid came in when he was in the shower

    May 16, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  5. NBA vs. IMF

    Kobe got bail.

    May 16, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  6. pete

    She wanted to fuc but he didn't want to pay, as all women do, they all sell their asses.

    May 16, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  7. pete

    Women always raise the price when oil goes up

    May 16, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  8. RUFFNUTT

    I'm beginning to wonder if this isn't just another C.I.A. put up job to kept Sarkozy in office next year. It appears that way to me.

    May 16, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  9. pete

    Once a teacher asked my son(14) for 50 bucks for a blow. I had to go talk to her and got it for myself paid 30

    May 16, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  10. pete

    You have to know how to negotiate, my father taught me how to get any woman for money. I have become an expert. I'm sure all the women that post here are very easy to get and much cheaper

    May 16, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pete the Fool

      You thought you were buying blows but she were selling STDs. heh-heh-heeeeeee!

      May 16, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Linari

    Good!
    Since they arrested him on the plane back to France, he is obviously a flight risk....

    May 16, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  12. pete

    Hey Linari if you need lessons on how to get any girl call me, especially the ones that post on CNN. I've heard they are very easy and have big asses also cheap, very cheap

    May 16, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  13. pete

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    May 16, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Pete

    Quit using my name!

    May 16, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  15. pete

    Fucc you a/hole, ask your mother how much she charges

    May 16, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      Thank you pete for letting the rest of us know what a Tea Partier you are. Your profanity just gave you away! I just wish that you Tea Partiers would find another web page to blog your dirty thoughts.

      May 16, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
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