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IMF Chief Strauss-Kahn Expected To Leave 71 Broadway Soon

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A security detail whisked away the wife of Dominique Strauss-Khan back to 71 Broadway Tuesday after she spent part of the morning trying to arrange a move out of their short-term rental.

Strauss-Kahn has spent the past four days under house arrest with his wife Anne Sinclair on charges he sexually assaulted a hotel housekeeper at the Sofitel New York on May 14.

Even on a budget said to reach $50,000 a month, finding a landlord willing to brave a media blitz has proved a heavy lift for the French power couple.

Real estate expert Jonathan Miller says it’s likely Strauss-Kahn will end up in a privately owned townhouse because no co-op or condo may want him.

“I think the primary concern is the security detail that he’s going to require. Also the crowds, the media, everybody. When people are renting an apartment, paying a lot per month, they want privacy and they don’t want that inconvenience,” Miller told CBS 2’s Tony Aiello.

NYPD spokesman Paul Browne visited 71 Broadway briefly, but refused to comment on reports that DNA testing confirmed Strauss-Kahn’s bodily fluids were found on the uniform worn by the 32-year old alleged victim.

Strauss-Kahn was expected to leave the temporary residence on Tuesday, but as of Tuesday evening, there was no indication that he had found a new home.

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  • slick

    some how this poor lady had prior knowledge??? only a person like you would say that.

  • Rodin

    Enough of this turd as celebrity!

  • David Goldstein

    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 man.

    • DanTe

      I see the REP U TA TION DE FEND ER (CBS censored these 2 words) hired by the frenchy has stopped using the id “Gaul Girl” and is now trying to pretend to be a real person. Too bad the post is an identical cut and paste.

      Since CBS censored those 2 words, I’m wondering if it works for CBS.

      • Rodin

        DaunTed, we often disagree but I’m 100% with you on this one.

        When I first saw this item this morning and “Goldstein’s” was the first and only comment I started to suspect that it was indeed a CBS “inside job” to get the ball rolling and rile everyone up. Even using a Jewish name adding fuel to the fire seems suspect. Just a little too obvious.

        Just in case, I’ll make a separate comment above.

        This story is really a non-starter unless something truly remarkable happens. Other than the crime itself and the failed attempt to bribe the victim’s family in Guinea, nothing has. And nobody really cares about this guy, maybe his cohorts at the IMF.

    • Rodin

      @ David Goldstein

      This sounds too much like a red herring or CBS putsch to create a buzz but, just in case,

      What all schoolchildren learn,
      Those to whom evil is done
      Do evil in return.

      ~ W.H. AUDEN
      American poet

      What the Jews learned from the Nazis, they now do to Palestinians (i.e. Muslims).

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