Ex-IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn Moves In To New Digs In Lower Manhattan

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) Residents of a luxury building in New York City say they wouldn’t know former IMF president Dominique Strauss-Kahn is under house arrest there if it weren’t for the media frenzy outside.

Strauss-Kahn was officially released from Rikers Island Friday, bailed on $1 million cash plus a $5 million bond, trading his prison cell for house arrest.

He is accused of sexually assaulting a housekeeper at the Sofitel Hotel in Manhattan last weekend.

No doubt the political power player was eager to get out of Rikers, but his new home at 71 Broadway is nowhere near the accommodations he’s used to.

The ex-IMF chief was supposed to be staying at a luxurious apartment rented by wife, Anne Sinclair, at Bristol Plaza.

But shortly before his scheduled release, the Plaza turned away Sinclair once it was discovered Strauss-Kahn would be staying there.

“The reason that he had to move [from the Bristol] was because members of the press attempted to invade his private residence,” explained Strauss-Kahn’s  attorney William Taylor.

Strauss-Kahn is now under a 24-hour watch at the Empire Building in lower Manhattan. Members of the media have been camped out outside the building since his release Friday night.

Neighbor Donna Mancino said Saturday that she saw security guards posted at a ninth-floor door leading to the stairwell.

Strauss-Kahn is also being guarded by a company at a cost of about $200,000 a month and must wear an electronic monitoring device and can only leave the apartment for a medical emergency.

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  • Morris Wise

    Tens of thousands are being raped in African villages each month, but it makes only the back page news. Yet when one high placed Jew is accused of rape millions of anti-semites wake up, and they will not go back to sleep until he is lynched. Only a Jew can be getting the hateful comments at the end of each article, he remains the eternal scapegoat.

    • Anonymous

      Also, there is not one famous enough to make the front page news from those in the African villages. Not to mention that front page news make it to the back page if it continues on forever… But yeah, let’s all forget about reality and always bring religion into the discussion especially any time a Jew is involved.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, you must be Jewish to bring religion into this. Like that has anything to do with it. Why don’t you focus on the problem instead!



  • DanTe

    hmmm… CBS censored the words:

    r ep u ta tion

    def en der

    • Gaul Girl

      The beauty of a word does not live in the phonetic harmony of its syllables, but in the semantic associations which its tone awakens ;)

  • DanTe

    Poor Gaul Girl. You slipped up on the other comments. With dispersions on the victim, you’ve identified yourself as a hired gun.

    • Gaul Girl

      As much as to know… to doubt pleases me…


    The trashy media should go back to midtown and stop creating a frenzy in lower manhattan. The media is part of the real axis of evil!

  • Dale Auburn

    “Strauss-Kahn is also being guarded by a company at a cost of about $200,000 a month….”

    If We The People are paying this, then we’re getting shafted.

    If he’s paying it, then he gets to deduct it from his taxes (remember that the IMF is based in Washington, so his salary counts as U.S. income) and We The People still get shafted.

    • Anonymous

      Good thinking! I like it.

  • http://chevjuls.wordpress.com chevjuls

    Send him back to jail.

  • Janis

    I have one word for this case: Duke

  • thor's hammer

    well, there goes the neighborhood! bowery mission wouldn’t take him, nor would ellis island, liberty island. i sure as heck wouldn’t go by with a casserole for that neighbor. shouldn’t have gotten out on bail anyway. by the way, as someone who works in health care, i’d be curious to read the court’s definition of a medical emergency. at least the good people of ny are hopefully not spending any coin on this dirtball.justice for his victim.

  • gary allen

    The french during world war two said take our gypsies,jews and gays leave us to our decadent ways.They care only about themselves to hell with everyone else.

    • Siberia

      he is not a French , he is a Jewish , if you know the difference !

      • Gaul Girl

        He is a french, citizen, jewish is its religion ;)

    • Gaul Girl

      Details, as everyone knows, leads to virtue and to happiness; majorities are, in the intellectual point of view, inevitable troubles… what you write spoils all actions from French persons who helped these people and are named in our country ” the just men”,

  • Lara

    Who is footing the bill for the $200,000 per month security? The taxpayers?

    • Concerned Citizen

      Being that the IMF could tap into the FED at any one time, to take 100 billion dollars at a time and not disclose any information on what they do with it, and Bernanke is answerable to the superior IMF, haw does that make you feel? Personally, I cannot figure out how we let the Jewish Zionist “RACE” pull the wool over the U.S. Taxpayers eyes.

      I think Woodrow Wilson let THE FEDERAL RESERVE ACT pass with 3 votes on December 23. 1913, while the rest of congress and the senate mistakenly forgot lo leave “Sine Dai” and while they were home partying with their families on Christmas eve, they backstabbingly, snuck the bill through with three votes. What low life kind of people would do something like that? Banksters? Greedy power mongering Banksters

      Ron Paul For President 2012


      Before it ends America

    • JumpinJackFlash

      Alkiadah is paying for it.

  • joenorelco

    This Stous-CON piece of excrement should be horse raped until his colon ruptures and he bleeds to death.

  • joesstone


  • nyc

    Pay for sex gone bad ! Wonder if his new Pad has a housekeeping service ?

  • Bobby McGee

    His life has turn upside down on him due to lack of self control. Sex can be bought at a cost. What a dummie. ‘Suckerrrrrrrrrrr.

  • Larry Schwarz

    I guess the Sofitel would not take him back,neither would any hotel.

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