A paralegal who accused the New York police commissioner's son of raping her inside a Manhattan law firm said the incident left her pregnant and prompted her to get an abortion, according to a source familiar with the investigation.
A leading figure in French President Nicolas Sarkozy's party, the UMP, has dismissed any suggestion that ex-International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was set up when he was arrested on charges of sexual assault in New York in May.
Lawyers for ex-International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit by his accuser in a now-dismissed sexual assault case Monday, arguing his job gave him immunity from civil cases.
The most important part of criminal law doesn't appear in any statute book or textbook. It's not even a formal "law" at all. It's the concept of prosecutorial discretion, and it is at the heart of our justice system -- as the pursuers of Casey Anthony and Dominique Strauss-Kahn have discovered.
Prosecutors have discovered troubling believability issues with the woman once called extremely credible in her sexual assault allegations against former International Monetary Fund Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, an official familiar with the case told CNN late Thursday.
Two luxury hotels in Manhattan will provide maids with portable emergency communications devices -- equipped with "panic buttons" -- in the wake of a pair of high-profile sexual assault cases in New York, according to a hotel union spokesman.
During the two years I spent preparing my book "Le Roman vrai de Dominique Strauss-Kahn," published on May 5, I met 65 people who know him very well: political partners or enemies, members of family, friends from his youth and -- a lot of women.
The International Monetary Fund announced its search for a new managing director as its former chief, Dominique-Strauss-Kahn, is confined to a Lower Manhattan apartment following his release on bail from a Rikers Island jail.
As much of the world now knows, Dominique Strauss-Kahn is the 62-year-old, now-former International Monetary Fund chief who was arrested Saturday after being accused of attacking a 32-year-old maid in a New York hotel, dragging her into his bathroom, attempting to pull off her pantyhose and forcing her to perform oral sex, according to New York City police and the Manhattan District Attorney.
She escaped her native Guinea under difficult circumstances and made a new life in New York with her 15-year-old daughter. She didn't have many employment options and was grateful for her job at the plush Sofitel hotel.
One hour of recreation a day. Veal patties and noodles for dinner. New York's well-known Rikers Island jail complex has been featured in films, television shows and documentaries, but life on the other side of the bars appears less than glamorous.
On the surface, the largest hotel firms should be standard bearers for corporate citizenship. After all, they make their money introducing guests to new cultures and pristine landscapes, so they have an interest in preserving the environment and supporting the local community. They spend billions each day on heating and water, and as the ubiquitous notes in hotel bathrooms urging us to save our towels can attest, they are acutely aware of the need to conserve these resources and reduce that cost. Like all consumer brands, they know the reputational risks of entanglement in labor or human rights abuse.
Despite the usual wrangles and disagreements between transportation negotiators from the EU and USA, a deal has been struck between the two sides that could ultimately provide more choice and cheaper tickets for passengers flying between the EU and the U.S.
French hotel group Accor SA on Wednesday announced further shake-up, including a strategic review of the Red Roof Inn chain in the U.S. and a significant expansion in emerging markets, as it unveiled a forecast- beating 54% rise in first-half profit.