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Don't you know who I am: Kahn told victim

Press Trust Of India
May 24, 2011 at 06:24pm IST

New York: "Don't you know who I am!" is what former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn told the hotel maid while pinning her down during the alleged sexual assault on her, according to a media report on Tuesday.

"Don't you know who I am! Don't you know who I am?" he said while pinning the 32-year-old maid down, law enforcement officials told FOX News.

Sources told FOX News that the immigrant from Guinea repeatedly told him, "Please, please stop. No!" and that she couldn't afford to lose her job.

Don't you know who I am: Kahn told victim

"Don't you know who I am?" he said while pinning the maid down during the alleged sexual assault.

"Please stop. I need my job, I can't lose my job, don't do this. I will lose my job. Please, please stop! Please stop!" she pleaded, according to law enforcement sources.

Strauss-Kahn allegedly responded: "No, baby. Don't worry, you're not going to lose your job. Please, baby, don't worry... Don't you know who I am? Don't you know who I am?"

The former IMF chief, who was indicted on seven counts on Thursday, allegedly forced the maid at the Sofitel hotel in Manhattan to perform oral sex.

He was taken into custody a few minutes before his Air France flight departed for Paris.

Strauss-Kahn is out on a USD 6 million bail.

He has been put under house arrest and he has to wear an electronic monitoring device. Strauss-Kahn denied wrongdoing and is expected to plead not guilty.

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