Dominique Strauss-Kahn Denied Bail in Rape Case, Claims Lunch With Daughter Alibi
The head of the International Monetary Fund will remain in a New York City jail until his next court date on May 20. Dominique Strauss-Kahn was denied bail in a Manhattan court on Monday after being accused of attempting rape over the weekend (and then again) by a hotel maid at the Sofitel hotel near Times Square. Prosecutors argued that Strauss-Kahn was a flight risk and that DNA will tie him to the crime, while his attorneys claim he was eating at a restaurant when the alleged attack took place. Strauss-Kahn is said to have check out of the hotel "in a hurry" on Saturday afternoon, leaving his cellphone behind, and then meeting his daughter for lunch. Some on his side are already crying conspiracy because Strauss-Kahn was a front-runner to become the next president of France, though in America we try to leave it to the courts to sort that kind of thing out. [MSNBC]
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in New York, delivered to your inbox.