From MSNBC. He was only doing to the maid what the IMF does to entire nations.
The leader of the International Monetary Fund was pulled from an airplane and arrested Sunday in connection with the violent sexual assault of a hotel maid, New York police said.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn was taken off the Air France flight at John F. Kennedy International Airport by officers from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey about 10 minutes before it was to take off for Paris.
He was turned over to police for questioning Saturday afternoon, said Paul J. Browne, New York Police Department spokesman.
Strauss-Kahn, 62, was arrested at 2:15 a.m. ET Sunday on charges of a criminal sex act, attempted rape and unlawful imprisonment, and was awaiting arraignment, police said.
Strauss-Kahn’s lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, told The Associated Press that his client will plead not guilty at his expected Sunday afternoon arraignment.
“He denies all the charges against him,” Brafman said. “And that’s all I can really say right now.”
The news rocked France, where latest opinion polls ranked Socialist Strauss-Kahn as front-runner for the nation’s presidential election next April and May.