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May 19, 2011


IMF Chief Resigns Amid Sex Scandal

The New York Times reports that Dominique Strauss-Kahn has resigned as the head of the International Monetary Fund "after explosive allegations that he had sexually attacked a cleaning lady in a midtown Manhattan hotel room."

"Mr. Strauss-Kahn's extramarital affairs have long been considered an open secret. But the legal charges against him -- which include attempted rape, forced oral sex and an effort to sequester another person against her will -- are of an entirely different magnitude, even in France and elsewhere in continental Europe, where voters have generally shown more lenience than Americans toward the sexual behavior of prominent politicians, most notably the sexual escapades of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi of Italy."

A new CSA poll finds 57% of French citizens think Strauss-Kahn is the victim of a plot.












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