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. Joey

    @ cool kat:
    Dear cool kat,
    No, I won't claim that a troll wrote my post. I don't lie.
    Thank you, cool kat.
    I did let a post go out with "by" typed twice by carelessness. How nice of you to bring it to my attention.
    BTW, I think that you may be Hagen: I never noticed a "cool kat" on these boards.
    Thank you again for your kindness.
    Sincerely,
    Joey

    May 16, 2011 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jazzzzzzzz

    The day for reckoning as Greece`s economy plummets into a deeper hole may come sooner rather than later. Apparently Strauss-Kahn has been pressuring the IMF to be more lenient while asking them to grant more money to the Greek government. one such country (Germany) has been apprehensive in leading to Greece. Watch Europe will end up falling as well as investors will be less willing to lend money. Guess it too late for the world to get back to the days of the (Bretton woods system) . *sighing*

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

    John posted this same crappola under the Trump thread.

    @Joey: this is the troll banasy was talking about; he does this under your name, but bashing Mr. President.
    He's a total fraud without an independent thought in his head.

    Different from your Hagen, but annoying all the same.

    May 16, 2011 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Straus-conn

    Yes, Greece is one of those nations that the IMFand The Bank for International Settlements allows to be in debt. Can you name another? Now name a country that is required to maintain solvency (sovreignty) while their precious natural resources are horded by the debt-ridden countries. There are dozens of examples ya know.

    May 16, 2011 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jazzzzzzzz

      He He 🙂

      May 16, 2011 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jazzzzzzzz

      k, hold on

      May 16, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jazzzzzzzz

      Sierra Leon and Rwanda
      answer to second question to come

      May 16, 2011 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mmmmm

    Thats goodforya!

    May 16, 2011 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Joey

    Thanks, Linari.

    May 16, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Linari

    Your're welcome, Joey.

    May 16, 2011 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy

    Really, GTG?

    May 16, 2011 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Joey

    I don't understand why the trolls–yes, I do.
    Either they don't think that they have anything–or much–that is worthwhile to contribute, or they actually don't have anything worthwhile to contribute, and they know it.
    Therefore they minimize and hide their lacks.
    Too bad: some of their wasted thought is clever.
    What if...
    Who knows?
    Who is John Galt?

    May 16, 2011 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      When he makes me day I'll be more than happy to tell you! (wink)

      May 16, 2011 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  10. John Galt

    Wait for pt. 2 already.

    May 16, 2011 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy

    John Galt is a character in one of Ayn Rand's novels.

    May 16, 2011 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy

    Do I win a prize or something?

    May 16, 2011 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  13. cool kat

    I was actually referring to the post at 6:00pm not the Joey post.

    May 16, 2011 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Joey

    I still have doubts about this housekeeper's story.
    Hear me out before yelling at me for being male with a bias that you assume.
    I knew a famous, handsome man who married into one of the richest families in this country. He was gay.
    The family, manipulating their fortune, had a male hustler pick up the young groom and take him to a place where the family had arranged hidden cameras and photographers.
    * * *
    After seeing the slide show, the groom signed papers assuring that he would never get a penny of his wife's money, although his children could.
    This housekeeper could have had a consentual relationship with a potential president of France the same way that hustler did with the handsome, famous, and relatively poor groom.
    The proof is–we hope–in the trial, not in the "blood evidence."

    May 16, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mmmmm

    It a comfortable choice to NOT indulge jeopardy as a "upperance" over another...so Joey and banasy can you indulge the wits in an intelligent discussion about "what's his face"?

    May 16, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
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