7 Criminal Charges Filed Against Former IMF Chief, He Gets Bail!

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former IMF chief, was granted bail after he posted $1 million in cash and $5 million surety bond and gave up his passport and traveling papers to live in a Manhattan apartment with his wife under electronic monitoring and 24 hour guard, according to many news outlets.

Most normal people with 7 criminal sexual charges against them this serious might not get bail, but because there was no previous past criminal history, this guy was granted bail yesterday and will leave jail today.  We can blame the system in France for not helping the women there who were alleged to have been assaulted by this man there.

This guy has to stay with his wife in an apartment under guard while the evidence mounts.  I have a feeling that the evidence will continue to pile up here and in France.  I wouldn’t be surprised if maids from other countries come forward and file complaints.  Of course filing after the fact with a man who is this rich, will of course be looked at with trepidation. 

Women who are abused sexually need the protection of their employer when something like this happens and they need to know when they report a guest, they will not be fired.  The Sofitel Hotel did everything correct so far, and I applaud them for helping their employee.  She will need counseling as she tries to put her life back to together and I hope the Hotel will be there for her and give employee assistance for her. 

Some states have victim rights programs that also give counseling sessions when someone is a victim of a crime.  Whatever program, I just hope she gets the help she will need, for herself and for her children.


IMF Chief Resigns, Concentrate on His Defense

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Image via Wikipedia International Monetary Fund Managing Director ..Dominique Strauss-Kahn .

For those of my readers who read my post about the IMF Chief , Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the other day, I  said the IMF should remove him as Chief and let him concentrate on his own legal problems, and that has now happened.

CNN is reporting that: “He said he was stepping down to “protect this institution which I have served with honor and devotion, and especially — especially — I want to devote all my strength, all my time and all my energy to proving my innocence.”

I predicted it here and it has now happened. So as we are continuing to monitor him, it will be even more interesting to watch how many more lawsuits will be filed in France for his alleged abuse there.  Many reports have surfaced from attorneys in France that many women have contacted them over the Years and that the IMF knew about his problems.

He is now trying to have electronic monitoring at a home in Manhattan and post $1 million dollars bail and will give up his Passport so he can not leave the country.  He is a father of four and has been married a long time according to CNN.  Good for him, another clever sexual molester who has roamed the world to do what he can while he has so much power.  I wonder how many women will come out and how long his long-suffering wife will continue their marriage?

Will be interesting to watch in the coming months about what actually happens to this man.