Strauss-Kahn denied any violence or aggression, saying the incident was “an error, a mistake — a mistake concerning my wife, my children, my friends” as well as the French people “who placed their hope for change in me.”
In May, Strauss-Kahn was pulled off a Paris-bound plane in New York over accusations he sexually assaulted a Guinean maid. Days later, he resigned from the International Monetary Fund, spent a few days in jail, and was put under house arrest. Last month, a judge dismissed sexual assault charges against Strauss-Kahn.
- Dominique Strauss-Kahn: No violence in sex assault cases (abclocal.go.com)
- Strauss-Kahn acknowledges ‘moral weakness,’ denies violence against maid (news.blogs.cnn.com)
- Dominique Strauss-Kahn: I felt ‘trapped, humiliated’ (caribnewsnow.wordpress.com)
- French political class divided on Strauss-Kahn (sfgate.com)
- Strauss-Kahn Speaks Publicly For The First Time Since Arrest (npr.org)