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IMF Chief Held in Sexual Assault

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, one of the world's top finance figures and a likely candidate for the French presidency, was in NYPD custody Saturday evening in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a hotel maid.

NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne confirmed that Strauss-Kahn, the 62-year-old managing director of the International Monetary Fund, was being questioned by detectives from Manhattan's Special Victims unit about an alleged sexual assault said to have taken place around 1 p.m. Saturday at the Sofitel Hotel on West 44th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues in Manhattan, not far from Rockefeller Center.

According to NYPD, Strauss-Kahn was staying in a $3,000-per-night luxury suite at the hotel that included a living room, bedroom and conference  room.

"The 32-year-old maid reported that Strauss-Kahn emerged from the bathroom naked and sexually assaulted her," said Browne. The maid reported the assault and was taken by EMS ambulance to Roosevelt Hospital.

Browne said responding detectives discovered that Stauss-Kahn had left behind his cell phone in his hotel room in his rush to make a flight to Paris on Saturday evening. "The detectives notified Port Authority Police," said Browne, and they took Strauss-Kahn off the plane, according to Browne.

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Comments [6]

VWhiteside

There is a great book on this topic called The Sexual Profiles of Men in Power written by Susan Brownmiller.

It is possibly 20-25 years old but hits the nail on the head.

May. 16 2011 08:52 PM
Vic from .

{forgot to close the first quote}

"That Bitch...She came on to me this morning in the hallway...
This is a set-up! I want to speak with my lawyer.
I was walking out of the bathroom when she came barging in...I must have moved the wrong way, trying to hide myself, & we bumped into each other...That's all that happened. That's it !
I didn't grab her! I was trying to hold her off.
She's crazy!
She came at me!
I Swear.
Don't you believe me...?
If this is all about money....(?) We can stop right here.
How much does she want $
Where's my lawyer?"

"Just for the heck of it...
Let's water-board this dude_ _ _
And then let's hear what he has to say."

May. 15 2011 10:52 PM
Vic from .

"That Bitch...She came on to me this morning in the hallway...
This is a set-up! I want to speak with my lawyer.
I was walking out of the bathroom when she came barging in...I must have moved the wrong way, trying to hide myself, & we bumped into each other...That's all that happened.
I didn't grab her! I was trying to hold her off.
She's crazy!
She came at me!
I swear.
Don't you believe me...?
If this is all about money....(?) We can stop right here.
How much does she want $
Where's my lawyer?

Just for the heck of it...
Let's water-board this dude_ _ _
And then let's hear what he has to say.

May. 15 2011 10:40 PM
O from nyc

The world of finance is full of sex/power crazed men with a sense of entitlement.

May. 15 2011 09:27 PM
mbw from NYC

The man has a drinker's face. I hope it's not so but it's possible his judgement was addled by booze. How else to explain his previous behavior? Believe me, I know.

May. 15 2011 10:34 AM
Jesse from Old Lyme

SVU, eh? If anything can get the truth out of this fatcat, it's a heady mix of Stabler and Ice-T.

May. 15 2011 08:10 AM

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