Ecumenical scandal IMF chief accused of sexual harassment

Judge Melissa Jackson in New York refused to release on bail Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the International Monetary Fund.

Strauss-Kahn, who is a citizen of France, was arrested Two days earlier, on board the plane that was going to fly out of the New York airport named after John F. Kennedy to Paris.

U.S. prosecutors charged 61-year-old IMF chief of sexual harassment of a maid at the hotel «Sofitel» in New York, where Strauss-Kahn lived in the past week.

"The defendant force detained worker in his hotel room. He sexually molested her and tried to rape her, "- that the New York attorney John McConnell presented the gravamen Judge Jackson, who considered the request for release Strauss-Kahn under cash bail.

McConnell added that, having failed to rape the maid, Strauss-Kahn forced her to perform oral sex.

Prosecutors also said that the personal wealth of Mr. Strauss-Kahn and the absence of an extradition treaty between the U.S. and France are additional arguments, because of which the head of the IMF can not be released on bail. Judge Jackson agreed with the arguments of prosecutors.

Some media reported that the victim of the alleged sexual harassment Strauss-Kahn was the 32-year-old imigrantka from Africa, who worked at the hotel «Sofitel» for three years. About who actually was the man who sexually molested her, she allegedly learned from television reports of his arrest.

After his arrest, Strauss-Kahn was passed the procedure of identification of the alleged victim of the attack, the forensic medical examination and that is something of a rite of police against high-defendants in New York, said in handcuffs journalist and photographer.

In France, shooting Strauss-Kahn in handcuffs caused shock.

First, Strauss-Kahn before this incident in New York, was considered a candidate for the Socialist Party and the rival Nicolas Sarkozy in the presidential elections of 2012 in France.

Second, after Strauss-Kahn's arrest in New York City in France surfaced alleged attempt of violence, which the IMF chief allegedly committed in 2002 against the journalist Tristan Banon during the interview. Ms Banon intends to file for Strauss-Kahn in court for the attempt (nine years Banon from the initiation of the case allegedly refused her lawyer).

Thirdly, for the surface was also released Strauss-Kahn affair with a married worker IMF 2008. The novel, by pressing reportedly occurred with the consent of the woman, but now this woman claims that a focus on the official submission, she could not agree to a relationship with Strauss-Kahn, as feared for his professional career.

Although Strauss-Kahn is still in the status of the accused, the French journalists are well aware of what the consequences of this incident will be for the future of the head of the IMF as a public entity.

"The guilt of Mr. Strauss-Kahn has admitted. And brutally punished without mercy, "- wrote today's edition of Le Monde.

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