Dominique Strauss Kahn

  • ExIMF chief StraussKahn to be tried for pimping July 27, 2013

    Former IMF head Dominique StraussKahn will be tried in France on pimping charges, prosecutors said on Friday, after a long inquiry into sex parties attended by the man whose presidential hopes were dashed by a separate 2011 U.S. sex scandal. Investigating judges in the case determined that StraussKahn, 64, should be...
  • StraussKahn, maid settle lawsuit over alleged attack December 11, 2012

    New York: Dominique StraussKahn and a hotel maid who accused the former International Monetary Fund chief of sexually assaulting her in a New York hotel last year agreed on Monday to settle her civil lawsuit against him for an undisclosed sum. At a brief hearing in New York State Supreme Court...
  • StraussKahn, maid to settle sexual assault case December 1, 2012

    New York: Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique StraussKahn and a hotel maid who accused him of trying to rape her have reached an agreement to settle her lawsuit, likely ending a legal saga that forced the onetime French presidential contender's resignation and opened a floodgate of accusations against him,...
  • France drops Strauss-Kahn rape inquiry October 3, 2012

    Lille: France's public prosecution service said on Tuesday it was shelving an investigation into allegations that disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a man once tipped to become president of France, had engaged in group rape. The prosecution service said in a statement it had taken the decision after a young...
  • Now, gangrape charges against Strauss-Khan May 22, 2012

    Former IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is being interrogated in a gangrape case dating back to 2010. ...
  • Strauss-Kahn involved in gangrape? May 22, 2012

    Lille: French prosecutors said on Monday they had opened an inquiry into allegations of gangrape by Dominique Strauss-Kahn and three friends, as part of an investigation into his ties to a suspected prostitution ring in the northern city of Lille. The former IMF chief is under formal investigation over whether he...
  • Strauss-Kahn countersues hotel maid in NY court May 15, 2012

    New York: Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has filed a $1 million counter-suit against the hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault, costing him his job and any chance of being elected president of France. New York police arrested Strauss-Kahn a year ago when hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo accused him...
  • 'Strauss-Kahn sexual assualt lawsuit can proceed' May 1, 2012

    New York: A hotel maid's sexual assault lawsuit against Dominique Strauss-Kahn can go forward to trial, a judge ruled on Tuesday, rebuffing the former International Monetary Fund leader's diplomatic-immunity claim. Bronx state Supreme Court Justice Douglas McKeon's ruling kept alive the civil case that emerged from a May 2011 hotel-room encounter...
  • Strauss-Kahn under investigation in pimping case March 27, 2012

    Lille: Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was placed under formal investigation on Monday by authorities looking into a suspected prostitution ring in the French city of Lille, his lawyer said, following a day of questioning by judges in a closed courtroom. The investigation on suspicion of complicity in a pimping operation...
  • Ex-IMF head Strauss-Kahn put under formal probe March 27, 2012

    Lille: Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was put under formal investigation by a French court on Monday over his role in a prostitution case, his lawyer said. The move is an esclatation of the case against the Socialist ex-finance minister but falls short of a formal charge. Strauss-Kahn has denied the allegations...
  • UK: Students protest against Strauss-Kahn speech March 10, 2012

    Cambridge: About 100 students protested on Friday ahead of a speech at Cambridge University by Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former International Monetary Fund chief whose career collapsed after he was charged with sexual assault. The 62-year-old French politician, often called DSK, was scheduled to speak on Europe's financial crisis at the university's...
  • Ex-IMF chief Strauss-Kahn opens up in new book December 1, 2011

    Paris: Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn says his sexual encounter with a New York hotel maid was "consensual but stupid" and cost him his chance to be the next French president, according to a biography to be published on Thursday. The book, written by Michel Taubmann who says Strauss-Kahn confided in...
  • Strauss-Kahn sues media and Sarkozy aide November 23, 2011

    Paris: Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who was tipped as France's next president before a US sex assault scandal spelled his downfall, is suing a top French newspaper, several magazines and a government adviser over reports about him. Lawyers acting on behalf of Strauss-Kahn and his wife Anne Sinclair, a former...
  • French Strauss-Kahn sex assault probe dropped October 14, 2011

    Paris: French public prosecutors dropped an investigation on Thursday into a writer's accusation of attempted rape against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn due to lack of evidence. The Paris public prosecutor's office said evidence existed suggesting sexual assault but a prosecution on that lesser charge was not possible under the statute...
  • Strauss-Kahn seeks dismissal of civil suit by maid September 27, 2011

    New York: Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn asked a judge on Monday to dismiss a civil suit filed by a hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault, saying he was immune from such a suit under international law when it was filed. His lawyers filed a motion to dismiss the...
  • Strauss-Kahn acknowledges moral failings September 19, 2011

    Paris: Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, maintained Sunday his sexual encounter with a New York hotel maid did not involve violence, constraint or aggression but still constituted a moral failing on his part. In his first interview since his May 14 arrest over accusations of sexual...
  • Kahn lawyers seek more time to prepare his defence September 8, 2011

    New York: After having successfully managed to get sexual assault charges dropped against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, lawyers for the former IMF chief are now seeking additional time to prepare for his defence in a civil lawsuit filed against him by his accuser hotel maid. The lawyers filed a motion titled 'Extend Time'...
  • Ex-IMF chief Strauss-Kahn returns to France September 4, 2011

    Paris: Dominique Strauss-Kahn returned home to France on Sunday, for the first time since attempted rape accusations by a New York hotel maid unleashed an international scandal that dashed the former International Monetary Fund chief's chances for the French presidency. New York prosecutors later dropped their case against Strauss-Kahn because of...
  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves for France September 4, 2011

    New York: Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn prepared to leave the United States on Saturday for the first time since his May 14 arrest on charges, since dropped, that he sexually assaulted a hotel maid in New York. Strauss-Kahn was seen leaving his luxury rental apartment in lower Manhattan on Saturday...
  • French Socialists uneasy as Strauss Kahn to return September 2, 2011

    Paris: France's Socialists are distancing themselves from Dominique Strauss-Kahn as the ex-IMF chief, once their best-placed presidential contender but now dogged by sex assault accusations, prepares to return from the United States. With elections eight months away, the main opposition party is torn between old loyalties and the desire to shield...
  • Kahn visits IMF headquarters in Washington August 30, 2011

    Washington: Dominique Strauss Kahn, the former head of the IMF visited the Washington headquarters of the body to briefly meet with his successor and say goodbye to staffers. "Mr Strauss-Kahn visited IMF Headquarters this afternoon. I can confirm that the Managing Director met briefly with him prior to Mr Strauss-Kahn's meeting...
  • Sex charges dropped against Strauss-Kahn August 23, 2011

    New York: The sex assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn took yet another legal turn on Tuesday, when a New York judge dismissed the charges- but put the order on hold pending an appeal. State Supreme Court Justice Michael Obus said he wouldn't dismiss the case until an appeal is decided on...
  • Dismiss Kahn sex charges: NY prosecutors August 23, 2011

    New York: Prosecutors sought on Monday to dismiss the criminal charges in a sexual-assault case against former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn, saying persistent lying by the hotel maid who accused him of trying to rape her in his posh suite made it impossible for them to determine what...
  • Prosecutor to drop Strauss-Kahn case: reports August 21, 2011

    New York: Prosecutors will ask a judge to dismiss all charges in the sexual assault case against former IMF director Dominique Strauss-Kahn at a court hearing on Tuesday, the New York Post reported on Sunday, citing unnamed sources. The Manhattan district attorney's office will file a motion recommending the case be...
  • Leaked 'rape' report sparks new Kahn furor August 17, 2011

    New York: Opposing lawyers disputed the meaning of a medical report that said 'rape' caused injuries sustained by the woman who has accused former IMF chief Dominique Strauss Kahn of sexual assault. A magazine on Tuesday reported the contents of a medical file from the woman's first hospital examination in New...
  • New York maid hits Strauss-Kahn with civil lawsuit August 9, 2011

    New York: Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted a housekeeper in a "violent and sadistic attack" in his hotel suite in Manhattan in May, a civil lawsuit filed on Monday alleges. The lawsuit repeats the version of events the woman who accuses him, Nafissatou Diallo, has told since she revealed...
  • Kahn maid makes appeal as civil suit looms July 29, 2011

    New York: The hotel maid who accused ex-IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her made an emotional public appeal on Thursday for people to believe her story as her lawyer threatened a civil lawsuit. In a highly unusual news conference, Nafissatou Diallo told reporters she cannot stop crying and that...
  • Strauss-Kahn hearing delayed to late August July 27, 2011

    New York: The next court hearing in the sexual assault case against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been postponed until August 23. "We have consented to a postponement of the status hearing before Judge Obus from August 1 to August 23," said a statement...
  • Strauss-Kahn should be jailed says maid July 26, 2011

    New York: She's on a magazine cover and national television, telling her emotional and explicit story of being sexually attacked by Dominique Strauss-Kahn and pressing for him to be tried. But while Nafissatou Diallo's interviews marked a dramatic turn in the public narrative surrounding the case, they may have far less...
  • Hotel maid in Strauss-Kahn case speaks out July 26, 2011

    New York: The New York hotel maid who accused former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempting to rape her said in an interview published on Newsweek's website on Sunday that he appeared as a "crazy man" and attacked her when she entered his room. Nafissatou Diallo also gave the newsmagazine and...