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. kim

    Hey no matter how powerful you are no is no and stop raping women then you wont get in trouble.

    May 16, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      THE IMF IS DOING WHAT IT DOES BEST... RAPING NATIONS LIKE THE U.S. OF THEIR WEALTH (SEE PROOF)...

      *** BANNEDINAMERIKA.COM ***

      May 16, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      Good posting,John. Thank you.

      May 16, 2011 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy

    @Fake RUFFNUTT:

    Hagen is another troll, like you.
    Why? Do you want to steal his name, also?
    We *do* know the difference.

    May 16, 2011 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Pete

    Of all the women posting, who's the cheapest?

    May 16, 2011 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Joey

    Hi, banasy!
    It's my only day off, and I'm getting business calls as if I could restore America's economy.
    RUFFNUT has confusing trolls.
    My Hagen is the one who trolls me, might be gay or just psychotic, and–I'm happy to announce–was just selected by by the Wilhemina agency as the 2012 K-Y Poster Child.

    May 16, 2011 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy

    Hi, Joey!

    I see that the Trolling Willbury's are out in force, today. The RUFFNUTT troll has posted under your name today, also.

    I am glad, however, that Hagen was selected for the new K-Y campaign.

    I think, however, that Pete is upset about being beaten out.

    May 16, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  6. cool kat

    One two many by's Joey. Try again.

    May 16, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  7. stewie

    Neuter him.

    May 16, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Riff*Raff

    Pete got beat. lol

    May 16, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  9. cool kat

    I'm a moron. Try again.

    May 16, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy

    🙂

    May 16, 2011 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  11. cool kat

    I see my Joey-troll is here.

    May 16, 2011 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  12. cool kat

    I bet he'll come up with something brilliant to say soon. Joey-troll can't stand it when some one corrects him.

    May 16, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  13. cool kat

    He'll probably deny that its him and blame it on his hagen-troll.

    May 16, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  14. cool kat

    Meant it's. Go ahead Joey-troll, I deserve to be called. On that one.

    May 16, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  15. cool kat

    Meant it's. Go ahead Joey-troll, I deserve to be called on that one.

    May 16, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
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