September 23, 2019

French prosecutors drop Dominique Strauss-Kahn case

A French inquiry into attempted rape claims by Tristane Banon against ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been dropped. The prosecutor's office said the evidence suggested sexual assault - a less serious offence than attempted rape, with a shorter statute of limitations. Writer Tristane … [Read more...]

Dominique Strauss-Kahn charges dropped

The sexual assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been dropped, with prosecutors claiming hotel housekeeper Nafissatou Diallo could not be trusted to tell the truth. "Our inability to believe the complainant beyond a reasonable doubt means, in good faith, that we could not ask a jury to … [Read more...]

New York hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo gives interview

Nafissatou Diallo, the New York hotel maid who accuses former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempting to rape her in a Sofitel Hotel suite has given her first interview. Diallo, 32, has told Newsweek magazine that she told the truth about the incident on 14th May and that "I want him to … [Read more...]

Tristane Banon files charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Lawyers acting for French writer and journalist Tristane Banon have said they are filing charges of sexaul asault against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Banon, 31, claims Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her during an 'interview' in 2002. She made the claims on a … [Read more...]

French finance minister Christine Lagarde named IMF chief

French finance minister Christine Lagarde, 55, has been named as head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to replace Dominique Strauss-Kahn. She is the first woman to head the IMF and was in a head to head race with Mexico's central bank governor, Agustin Carstens. IMF heavyweights Russia and … [Read more...]

Dominique Strauss-Kahn tried to claim diplomatic immunity

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn claimed diplomatic immunity and complained about being handcuffed as he was arrested for sexual assault in New York, official documents reveal. Transcripts released by prosecutors in New York reveal the detail of the day Mr Strauss-Kahn was arrested at JFK … [Read more...]

Strauss-Kahn DNA found on maids clothing

Sources close to the police investigation have said that DNA found on the clothes of a New York hotel maid allegedly sexually assaulted by Dominique Strauss-Kahn is a match for him. Mr Strauss-Kahn denies the charges, and resigned as head of the International Monetary Fund last week to defend … [Read more...]

Strauss-Kahn wins bail but faces trial

The good news for former IMF head, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, is that he has finally won his battle for bail. The bad news is he will stand trial for allegedly trying to rape a hotel maid, in New York's Sofitel Hotel. After being denied bail at Monday's bail hearing, Strauss-Kahn has been remanded … [Read more...]

Strauss-Kahn resigns as head of the IMF

Dominique Strauss-Kahn has resigned as managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) but maintains that he is innocent of the sexual assault charges made against him. Strauss-Kahn said in a statement "It is with infinite sadness that I feel compelled today to present to the … [Read more...]

Hotel maid says nothing consensual about Strauss-Kahn ‘sex’

The maid at the Sofitel hotel in New York who accuses IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault will testify against him, despite suggestions from Strauss-Kahn's defence team that "there may well have been consent." Her lawyer Jeff Shapiro says she will "reject any notion that she … [Read more...]

French writer Tristane Banon claims Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her

For Dominique Strauss-Kahn the IMF chief in jail in New York and refused bail on sex charges, things just got worse. Young French writer Tristane Banon, 31, who is the god-daughter of Mr Strauss-Kahn's second wife, has described how she escaped from a sexual assualt by Mr Strauss-Kahn in … [Read more...]

IMF head charged with sex assault on hotel maid

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has been charged by New York police over an alleged sex attack on a 32 year-old maid at the Sofitel hotel near Times Square. Mr Strauss-Kahn, 62, was taken off an Air France plane at JFK airport by police only minutes … [Read more...]