Ex-IMF Chief Accused of Attempted Rape Moves to Tribeca Townhouse

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Former International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn moved from a temporary apartment in the Financial District to a brick townhouse in Tribeca late Wednesday where he will remain under house arrest as he awaits trial on charges he attempted to rape a hotel maid.

The four-bedroom, 6,800-square-foot townhouse on Franklin Street is on the market for $13.9 million. The home, built in 1915, features a gym, home theater, waterfall showers, custom steel staircases, a deck and a terrace.

Strauss-Kahn is only allowed out of his digs for doctor's visits, religious services and court. He is monitored electronically, has armed guards and cameras watching his every move.

The one-time French presidential contender is free on $1 million bail after spending about a week in jail following his May 14 arrest on accusations he sexually assaulted a hotel maid in his room at the Sofitel hotel in Midtown Manhattan. Lawyers for Strauss-Kahn said he is not guilty.

With the Associated Press


More in:

News, weather, Radiolab, Brian Lehrer and more.
Get the best of WNYC in your inbox, every morning.

Comments [2]


Agreed. I trust wnyc to keep me away from this kind of garbage. Sexual assault is at issue, not lifestyle.

May. 26 2011 03:52 PM

Can't this kind of garbage be left to the tabloids?

May. 26 2011 11:17 AM

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.


Latest Newscast




WNYC is supported by the Charles H. Revson Foundation: Because a great city needs an informed and engaged public


Supported by