Strauss-Kahn: new claims of sexual misconduct add to pressure on former IMF chief


Philip Sherwell
London Telegraph
May 22, 2011

Fresh allegations of sexual misconduct have emerged against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund accused of sexually assaulting a New York chambermaid.

As Mr Strauss-Kahn spent his first full day on $1 million bail at a newly-rented apartment on Broadway he faced new claims that:

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* He put pressure on a married Asian administrative worker into having sex with him, a former IMF official told The Sunday Telegraph. The claim was brought to the attention of a serving IMF official by her distraught husband after the women confided details. But she declined to make a complaint because she feared losing her job. She later left the IMF when her contract expired.

* Two other employees of the Sofitel hotel in New York told investigators that Mr Strauss-Kahn made advances to them during his stay last weekend. Soon after he checked into his suite, he called the front desk and asked the receptionist to join him for a drink, according to a US news website.

* While Mr Strauss-Kahn was head of the IMF, an official paid “hush money” to a woman working at another Washington-based international institution to secure her silence over an affair.

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