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Ex-IMF head Strauss-Kahn denounces treatment in U.S. rape case

Disgraced ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn said the legal principle of being innocent until proven guilty was violated in the sex scandal that brought him down. Strauss-Kahn told CNN he was still angry with the US justice system over his treatment in 2011 when he was paraded before TV cameras in…

Strauss-Kahn lawyer demands US suit dismissal

Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s lawyer asked a US judge Wednesday to dismiss a civil suit brought by a New York hotel maid, saying the disgraced French politician had diplomatic immunity when he allegedly assaulted her. The suit “must be dismissed,” Amit Mehta said in New York state court at the start of…

France’s Strauss-Kahn charged in vice ring

LILLE, France — Disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was charged Monday with involvement in an organised vice ring that procured prostitutes for top-class clients, lawyers said. Prosecutors said the 62-year-old former Socialist finance minister and one-time presidential favourite had been released on 100,000 euros ($135,000) bail following the charges.…

U.S. judge on Strauss-Kahn case: just another trial

NEW YORK — For some, the New York civil case in which a hotel maid is suing ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn alleging sexual assault will be a blockbuster trial with global repercussions. But for veteran Judge Douglas McKeon, who will preside, it’s just a typical civil trial. The lawsuit by…

New York hearing on Strauss-Kahn lawsuit set for March

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Lawyers for former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique-Strauss-Kahn will appear before a New York judge in March to defend against a civil lawsuit filed by the hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault. The lawsuit, which was filed by Nafissatou Diallo in August, claims Strauss-Kahn…

Strauss-Kahn detained over vice ring

French police detained former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahnfor questioning on Tuesday over allegations he took part in orgies in Paris and Washington paid for by a pair of businessmen. The 62-year-old former Socialist minister, who until last year was seen as the frontrunner to replace Nicolas Sarkozy as president of France, had been due to…

Writer says will not pursue Strauss-Kahn in civil case

PARIS (Reuters) – A writer who accused former IMF chiefDominique Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape said Wednesday she would not pursue a civil case against him after French prosecutorsdropped a criminal investigation into her allegations last week. Tristane Banon, who accused Strauss-Kahn of trying to rape her in a Paris flat where she went to interview him…

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