Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn pleads not guilty
June 6th, 2011
09:26 AM ET

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn pleads not guilty

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has pleaded not guilty to charges related to the alleged sexual assault of a housekeeper in a New York City hotel room.

Strauss-Kahn, who was considered a front-runner in France's next presidential race before his arrest, faces seven charges, including criminal sexual acts and sexual abuse.

Authorities say he sexually assaulted a housekeeping employee at New York's Sofitel hotel on May 14.

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  1. Anthony's Case Posts

    Anthony's frustration level with her parents, particularly her mother, was rising around the time Caylee disappeared, friend Amy Huizenga testified Tuesday.

    "I remember she told me her mom had told her she was an unfit mother. She was extremely upset about that," Huizenga said.

    But Anthony also was agitated at her mother because she had to cancel plans "fairly frequently" when no one was available to watch her daughter, Huizenga testified.

    In late June, Huizenga said, Anthony told her that she was keeping Caylee away from her parents, as they were having marital problems and were considering divorce, and "she wanted to keep Caylee out of the drama."

    'Fessing up

    On Thursday, Melich described the day Anthony was finally forced to admit her lies, at least in part. On July 16, 2008, Melich worked with Universal Studios to scour the employee database.

    Anthony was in the database, but she hadn't been affiliated with Universal for years. Melich also found no record of Gonzalez or Lewis.

    A Jeffrey Hopkins was found, but never worked for the company at the same time as Anthony. Gonzalez's supposed apartment had also been found vacant.

    Anthony voluntarily met Melich at Universal Studios to discuss the matter. Melich testified Thursday that he watched Anthony try to enter the park without a badge, then attempted to lead him to her office before being forced to admit she didn't have one.

    June 6, 2011 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  2. Cosmotologist to the Stars

    PLEASE POST CASEY ANTHONY TRIAL ONFO ON CNNs MARQEE BLOG. THEY ARE STARVED FOR TRIAL INFO OVER THERE. EVERYONE IS ASKING ABOUT IT. i typed big so the trial troll moght notice.

    June 6, 2011 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  3. CSnSC

    Thats it, i'm switching to the ACP-free FOX !

    June 6, 2011 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  4. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    I'm not going to believe that Strauss-Kahn is guilty until it's absolutely proven.
    I had an experience where a hotel housekeeper accused me of exposing myself to her. I had never even seen her.
    Another time, I paid my hotel bill in cash, received a stamped receipt, and then the bookkeeper (who had pocketed the cash) tried to say I'd stamped it myself. I had people from the police and the mayor's office come.
    A hotel in Los Angeles tried to put a call to the Middle East on a large bill, thinking I wouldn't notice.
    Of course, none of this was true, and it cost me nothing but inconvenience.
    We have courts to catch false accusers.

    June 6, 2011 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  5. Cosmotologist to the Stars

    Anthony trial troll. Please stop. Please. We want to hear from real trolls talking about doodoo and calling everyone else gay.

    June 6, 2011 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  6. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Ignore the trolls if they bother you.
    The amount of copy from ACP could indicate that it's only flak from conservatives to prevent a liberal propaganda organ's functioning.

    June 6, 2011 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  7. Jazzzzzz

    Yes ignore those idiots.

    June 6, 2011 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Jazzzzzzzzzz

      Not me folks

      June 6, 2011 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  8. RUFFNUTT

    this guy looks to old to preform and sort of attack... and if he did it would only be a 1 min long attack at best..

    June 6, 2011 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  9. willy

    The Anthony Trial Troll is a doodoo eating gay weeenie toucher that is in love with caesar.

    June 6, 2011 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  10. willy

    Buncha gay homerseckshuls.

    June 6, 2011 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  11. willy

    That eat doodoo.

    June 6, 2011 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  12. EMMA

    I sure wish we would hear more about the casey anthony trial. I wonder what is goinmg on today. Maybe someone will post us some updates and their opinions. 🙂

    June 6, 2011 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  13. EMMA

    i am meeeeean ! 🙂

    June 6, 2011 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  14. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    He could always attack, RUFFNUTT. "Do" is something else.
    I think it was consensual. I could give myself lots of wounds and then claim that one of the trolls did it.

    June 6, 2011 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  15. RUFFNUTT

    i'd let him attack me for 1 billion dollars..

    June 6, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
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