Dominique Strauss Kahn

  • Ex-IMF chief Strauss-Kahn to be tried for pimping 27-07-2013 08:19 AM

    Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn 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 Strauss-Kahn, 64, should...
  • Ex-IMF chief Strauss-Kahn opens up in new book 01-12-2011 03:09 AM

    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...
  • Strauss-Kahn sues media and Sarkozy aide 23-11-2011 04:17 AM

    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...
  • French Strauss-Kahn sex assault probe dropped 14-10-2011 04:36 AM

    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...
  • Strauss-Kahn seeks dismissal of civil suit by maid 27-09-2011 02:31 AM

    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...
  • Strauss-Kahn acknowledges moral failings 19-09-2011 01:06 AM

    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...
  • Kahn lawyers seek more time to prepare his defence 08-09-2011 09:14 PM

    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...
  • Ex-IMF chief Strauss-Kahn returns to France 04-09-2011 02:09 PM

    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...
  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves for France 04-09-2011 09:42 AM

    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...
  • French Socialists uneasy as Strauss Kahn to return 02-09-2011 07:17 AM

    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...
  • Kahn visits IMF headquarters in Washington 30-08-2011 07:59 AM

    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...
  • Sex charges dropped against Strauss-Kahn 23-08-2011 09:47 PM

    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...
  • Dismiss Kahn sex charges: NY prosecutors 23-08-2011 11:51 AM

    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 21-08-2011 11:57 PM

    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...
  • Leaked 'rape' report sparks new Kahn furor 17-08-2011 08:08 AM

    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 York maid hits Strauss-Kahn with civil lawsuit 09-08-2011 03:20 AM

    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...
  • Kahn maid makes appeal as civil suit looms 29-07-2011 10:31 AM

    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...
  • Strauss-Kahn hearing delayed to late August 27-07-2011 03:31 AM

    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 from Wlliam J Taylor and...
  • Strauss-Kahn should be jailed says maid 26-07-2011 07:12 AM

    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...
  • Hotel maid in Strauss-Kahn case speaks out 26-07-2011 12:51 AM

    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...
  • Strauss-Kahn won't negotiate: New York lawyer 14-07-2011 08:31 PM

    Paris: Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn will not plead guilty to minor charges or cut a deal in the sexual assault case against him in New York, his lawyer said in remarks published on Thursday. Strauss-Kahn, who was the Socialist Party's leading candidate for the French 2012 presidential election, was...
  • Civil suit against Strauss-Kahn still seen viable 13-07-2011 02:05 AM

    New York: The question has floated in the background for nearly two months, ever since police arrested Dominique Strauss-Kahn on charges of sexually assaulting a New York hotel maid: Would his accuser pursue a civil suit against him? The answer has changed little since serious doubts about the woman's credibility...
  • Strauss Kahn's NY court date delayed 12-07-2011 07:04 AM

    New York: Dominique Strauss Kahn's next court date in his New York sexual assault case was postponed on Monday, with prosecutors invoking a need for further investigation and defense lawyers saying they hoped it would lead to the end of the tumultuous case. Previously set for July 18, the closely...
  • Kahn entered NY hotel room with another woman 10-07-2011 12:12 PM

    New York: Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who was accused of sexual assault by a chambermaid, had entered his room at the Sofitel hotel with another woman before the alleged attack took place, a media report said. The other woman, who is married and is from the banking world, has...
  • French writer files assault charge against Kahn 06-07-2011 10:47 AM

    Paris: A young French author has formally accused former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape, breaking her long public silence with a dramatic account of fending off an attacker who ripped at her clothes as they fought on his apartment floor. Tristane Banon's criminal complaint, which was...
  • Lagarde takes over as the new chief of the IMF 05-07-2011 09:07 PM

    Washington: Christine Lagarde on Tuesday took over as the new chief of the IMF, replacing Dominique Strauss-Kahn, as it gears to play a key role in shaping the global economic future, giving more voice to emerging economies like India. The Former French Finance Minister assumed charge as the new Managing...
  • Strauss-Kahn faces new sexual assault suit 04-07-2011 08:50 PM

    Paris: A French novelist will file a criminal complaint on Tuesday accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape, her lawyer said, throwing fresh uncertainty into a fierce national debate about whether the former International Monetary Fund chief can return to his country's presidential race. A sexual assault case against Strauss-Kahn in...