Strauss-Kahn resigns from IMF

Embattled banker wants to focus on "proving my innocence"

Dominique Strauss-Kahn has resigned as head of the International Monetary Fund. In a letter to the agency’s directors, Strauss-Kahn, who is facing sexual assault charges in connection with the alleged attempted rape of a hotel maid, said he was stepping down to “protect this institution which I have served with honour and devotion, and especially—especially—I want to devote all my strength, all my time and all my energy to proving my innocence.” Strauss-Kahn’s lawyers will ask the New York’s Supreme Court on Thursday to release their client on bail under strict conditions. Meanwhile, Strauss-Kahn’s alleged victim spent Wednesday testifying before a grand jury. Her testimony is expected to continue on Thursday.


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