Sources Say DNA Matches Strauss-Kahn; Downtown Apartment Becomes Tourist Attraction

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — In a newly leaked memo written by the former head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who is accused of attacking a hotel housekeeper, insists he’s innocent but doesn’t want to put his staff through his “own personal nightmare.”

Two people familiar with the investigation told the Associated Press on Monday evening that DNA tests on the housekeeper’s shirt matched that of Strauss-Kahn.  His attorney, Benjamin Brafman, declined to comment.  The NYPD also denied sharing any such information with French authorities.

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71 broadway Sources Say DNA Matches Strauss Kahn; Downtown Apartment Becomes Tourist Attraction

Journalists wait across the street from the building where former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Khan is being held under house arrest after posting bail. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Strauss-Kahn’s temporary home on 71 Broadway in downtown Manhattan has become an instant tourist attraction, with gawking onlookers and news media from around the world gathered out front.

“It’s pretty crazy out there,” one man said. “I think it’s interesting that he’s across from Wall Street given that he worked for the IMF. In some way, it’s comical.”

The media attention, though, may be hard to escape.

“It’s the idea that we should glorify somebody who’s done something really stupid and really wrong.  And we shouldn’t give him the privilege of having all the media here,” another man told CBS 2’s Kristin Thorne.

When Strauss-Kahn leaves the building, many members of the media will try to get a glimpse of him. They’ve been camped outside the apartment for days. However, the crowd has thinned after members of the press learned there were many ways for him to exit the building.

A judge told the former head of the IMF that he would be under house arrest, but had to move out of 71 Broadway by Tuesday and find more permanent digs.

Strauss-Khan’s wealthy wife, Anne Sinclair, was seen Sunday leaving the Broadway apartment building. She stepped into a waiting SUV and then returned four hours later.

Strauss-Khan was indicted by a grand jury on charges of sexually attacking a 32-year-old housekeeper in his Sofitel hotel room on May 14.  In a leaked memo to his IMF staff, the man once thought to be a leading candidate for president of France maintained his innocence.

71 broadway1 Sources Say DNA Matches Strauss Kahn; Downtown Apartment Becomes Tourist Attraction

Two New York Police Department officers stand guard at the entrance to the building where former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Khan is being held under house arrest after posting bail. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

“I deny in the strongest possible terms the allegations which I now face,” he wrote.  “I am confident that the truth will come out and I will be exonerated.”

The 62-year-old was released from Rikers Island last week on the condition he finance his own house arrest, complete with video monitoring, an ankle monitor, and armed guards. The estimated cost of the extra security is $200, 000 a month.

Strauss-Khan also told his now former staffers, “I cannot accept that the fund — and you dear colleagues — should in any way have to share my own personal nightmare. So I had to go.”

Right now, Strauss-Khan cannot leave the temporary apartment but once a more permanent home is located, he’ll be able to travel to court appointments, doctor visits, and religious services. His arraignment is scheduled for June 6.

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  1. Therichrule says:

    I read this morning that DSKs friends are trying to buy the maid and her family off. His wife is a billionaire (yesterday she was worth $70 mil., but today they disclosed her real worth), so they won’t miss a million or two. DSK will never stand trial in the U.S.–guaranteed. That’s fine by me. I hope that he goes back to France–and stays there forever. Good Riddence.

  2. PIKE BISHOP JR. says:

    what do you get when you cross frog dna with human dna? dfk..wala

  3. DanTe says:

    The stupid frenchy should really hire a better rep u ta tion de fend er (CBS censored these 2 words). The one posting here is pathetically easy to identify.

  4. Bobby McGee says:

    This is a pay back for Leslie Stall@60 minutes. French are so freaking mean and arrogant..

  5. Jackpot$ says:

    The maid is expecting a nice lottery payday. Better than cleaning toilets and taking out trash.

  6. Morris Wise says:

    There is no jury on Earth that will believe that a fragile old man is capable of wrestling to the floor, and raping a 32 year old six foot chambermaid who spends her day lifting 300 pound mattresses. The old man should be given a strength test, if proven that he is incapable of lifting even a large chair the case should be dismissed.

    1. DR. MENGLE,GOT TWINS? says:

      FRAGILE MORRIS..YOUR A MORON..OR IT BETTER BE MORRIS THE MOSSAD AGENT..OR BETTER ..YOUR AN OLD FART AT PLAY..YOU JUST CAME UP WITH A THEORY THAT JUST IS DUST IN THE WIND..JUST LIKE YOU ARE….A LARGE CHAIR..A REAL STUPID THEORY FROM THE MIND OF A REAL FRAGILE MAN..AND SPELL CHECK IS ANOTHER SLOW DEATH FOR YOU MORRIS THE DUMB..OYE VEY

    2. ANALTIMETWISTER says:

      FRAGILE MORRIS..YOUR A MORON..OR IT BETTER BE MORRIS THE MOSSAD AGENT..OR BETTER ..YOUR AN OLD FART AT PLAY..YOU JUST CAME UP WITH A THEORY THAT JUST IS DUST IN THE WIND..JUST LIKE YOU ARE….A LARGE CHAIR..A REAL STUPID THEORY FROM THE MIND OF A REAL FRAGILE MAN..AND SPELL CHECK IS ANOTHER SLOW DEATH FOR YOU MORRIS THE DUMB..OYE VEY

  7. Moshe Rosen says:

    The maid is Muslim and from Africa. What do you expect? Once she found out who he was she blackmailed and extorted this hard working him.

    1. Moshe Rosen is Jealous says:

      Maybe you wished that you were being chased in that hotel instead of her. Better still you fantasied o him leaving his “French dressing” on your skirt…hummm?

    2. cm says:

      You must mean a hard working rapist.

  8. DR. MENGLE,GOT TWINS? says:

    i will be exonerated bellows the fat french toad..bet for his life he will be hung..if i had my way..this creATURE IS NOT HUMAN..HE IS AN ANIMAL..THROW HIM IN THE BRONX ZOO..BUT THEY MIGHT GET DISGUSTED..THE OTHER ANIMALS..

    1. karlson says:

      He might rape the other animals if he’s thrown in the Bronx Zoo!

  9. le says:

    This is quite bizarre media frenzy fuss about one guy who is now going to explain what went wrong and what went well. This is also extreme hypocrisy, I stress this word ‘extreme’ as DSK is all over all news gauntlets and journal covers in France that shout in bold as he was a part of an untouchable tribal assembly. Extreme it is, really. NO WORD about a presumed victim. Very biased opinions. Some kind of a hero DSK.
    It’s going to be really down down bad world if some very rich apostle from the tribal assembly won all world’s attention while an immigrant from one of the poorest countries in the world and from a continent so dear to heart of all the French presses the charges. While all things are being made in China and other nations are reduced to the beaten, poor consumers we begin to know what the euro is about : bring down every nation, we bail it out imposing the tough and rough, then we would control it.

  10. jagdish says:

    In most cases it only takes about 16 hours to harden, depending on the size and what he ate of course.

  11. Genka Blyat Sukha says:

    Media is a cesspool of low-life forms sucking off balogne. Toss out your television and stop pandering to the “mainstream” idiocracy and stupidity.

  12. Peter says:

    when he leaves he is going to central park and to smoke !!! tell bloomberg!!!

  13. JOE says:

    HAY MR MAYOR THIS IS AN ILLEGAL ASSEMBLY NO U.S FLAG. DOES HE DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT ? NO HE ONLY WANTS TO STOP SMOKING IN THE PARKS.

  14. Fabian says:

    Disgusting.

  15. Dale Auburn says:

    History shows that abuse of power isthe only legitimate purpose of power.

  16. JH says:

    IT’S THE FRENCH!!!!!

    1. nyc11 says:

      French Jew

      1. Nick says:

        I thought that there was no such thing. Especially when the French happily turned them all over to the Nazis.

      2. Gaul Girl says:

        NYC 11 – Did you choose your pseudo on purpose ? Because That day they were these anti-semites …

      3. Gaul Girl says:

        Nick How can you write this ! While your country was our liberator !

      4. Nick says:

        Because you smelly frogs are well known two-faced-back-stabbing slime balls?

  17. nyc says:

    I understand he is looking for different temporary housing ? Guess the housekeeping service dosen’t meet up to his standards ? All joking aside, he’s innocent. Pay for sex gone bad !

  18. GAIIL says:

    I AM SUPRISED PEOPLE DONT
    LEAVE FLOWERS BY THE DOOR.

  19. Bridget says:

    You said it NY Is a Cesspool

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