Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

THE INTERVIEW

Todd Shepard, Author of 'The Algerian War and the Remaking of France'

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Freed French Hostages: Celebration and Speculation on how it all happened

Read more

HIGH PROFILE

Justine Dupont, surfer

Read more

THE BUSINESS INTERVIEW

Guillaume Poitrinal, Chief executive of Woodeum

Read more

AFRICA NEWS

A landslide victory for the 'invisible candidate' in Algeria

Read more

WEB NEWS

France's top consumer group sues internet giants

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Shocking revelations on South Korean ferry disaster provoke scathing editorials

Read more

HIGH PROFILE

Olivier Poussier, winner, world's best sommelier (2000)

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Peugeot-Citroën hopes for sales boost at Beijing auto show

Read more

  • Boston readies for first marathon since bombings

    Read more

  • Deadly shootout in eastern Ukraine threatens Geneva deal

    Read more

  • S.Korea president says captain’s action akin to ‘murder’

    Read more

  • Abdullah widens lead in Afghan presidential vote

    Read more

  • Leftist Sabahi to challenge Sisi for Egypt presidency

    Read more

  • Syria to hold presidential election on June 3

    Read more

  • The Great War's unsung four-legged heroes

    Read more

  • Video: Ukraine crisis overshadows Easter celebrations

    Read more

  • UK’s Hamilton cruises to victory at Chinese Grand Prix

    Read more

  • In pictures: French kite festival takes flight

    Read more

  • Freed French journalists arrive home after Syria ordeal

    Read more

  • Syria’s Assad visits recaptured Christian town at Easter

    Read more

  • Le Pen’s National Front fail to woo Britain’s Eurosceptics

    Read more

  • PSG clinch fourth League Cup title after beating Lyon

    Read more

  • Why Syria’s cash-strapped jihadists let hostages go

    Read more

  • Militants kill Algerian soldiers in deadly ambush

    Read more

  • Scores killed in South Sudan cattle raid

    Read more

Americas

Strauss-Kahn awaits trial in plush NY townhouse

©

Video by Nathan KING

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-05-26

Dominique Strauss-Kahn left his temporary New York residence on Wednesday for a luxurious townhouse in the city's TriBeCa neighbourhood, where he will be held under house arrest until his trial on sexual assault charges.

REUTERS - Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was moved on Wednesday from a temporary apartment to a luxurious townhouse in New York’s TriBeCa neighborhood where he will await trial under around-the-clock armed guard on charges that he tried to rape a hotel maid.

Strauss-Kahn, who had been expected to be a serious contender to be the next president of France before his arrest, was rushed late on Wednesday to a waiting sport utility vehicle that whisked him to a posh two-story townhouse on a cobblestoned street in TriBeCa, a source close to the case said.
 
Strauss-Kahn was released on $1 million cash bail and $5 million insurance bond on Friday and taken temporarily to an apartment in New York’s financial district after attempts to rent a luxury apartment elsewhere in the city fell through.
 
He emerged from the temporary apartment wearing a gray suit and blue dress shirt. He was not handcuffed but was surrounded by plain-clothed police and security officers.
 
Media already were gathered outside the house where Strauss-Kahn likely will spend the next months preparing for his trial. People’s silhouettes could be seen through the house’s frosted glass windows.
 
A real estate listing said the three-bedroom, four-bathroom townhouse featured an open kitchen and an “expansive loft-like living-room.”
 
Strauss-Kahn, who spent four nights last week at New York’s Rikers Island jail, has denied attacking the maid on May 14 in his hotel room. He has been charged with a criminal sexual act, attempted rape, sexual abuse, unlawful imprisonment and forcible touching. He is due back in court on June 6.
 
Under the terms of his release, Strauss-Kahn will be allowed to leave the townhouse only to travel within Manhattan for court appearances, meetings with his lawyers, medical appointments and a weekly religious observance.

 

Video tour of Dominique Strauss-Kahn's new residence

Date created : 2011-05-26

  • IMF

    Strauss-Kahn lawyer hires private investigators

    Read more

  • JUSTICE

    DNA evidence said to link former IMF chief to maid

    Read more

  • JUSTICE

    Strauss-Kahn again denies charges in email to IMF

    Read more

Comments

COMMENT(S)