Protests Outside Strauss-Kahn's Arraignment
When former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn appeared in court today and officially pled 'not guilty' to charges he sexually assaulted a hotel maid, he was greeted by boos and jeers from a group of hotel workers. INSIDE EDITION has more.
With his American-born wife at his side, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, received a very frosty reception at a Manhattan courthouse earlier this morning. At his arraignment, Strauss-Kahn was greeted with a barrage of boos and jeers, with protestors shouting at him: "Shame on you!"
The protestors outside the court were hotel workers, aiming to show solidarity and support for Strauss-Kahn's alleged victim. The woman is a 32-year-old housekeeper at the posh Manhattan hotel where Strauss-Kahn was staying.
The high-powered Frenchman entered a formal "not guilty" plea to the charges of attempted rape and sexual abuse.
At one point, Strauss-Kahn even managed a smile. After the proceedings, he and his wife left the courthouse arm-in-arm, but were once again subjected to yet another round of boos and chanting.
The alleged victim's attorney, Kenneth Thompson, said his client will testify against Strauss-Kahn. "She is going to get into this court house, come on this witness stand, and tell the world what Dominique Strauss-Kahn did to her," he said.
Strauss-Kahn should most definitely expect more scenes like this. For the once powerful businessman, the chaos has just begun.
Trending on Inside Edition
Tourists May Have Caught Gabby Petito's Van on Video as They Drove Through Wyoming's Grand Teton National ParkCrime
Video Shows Pandemonium as Storm Knocks Down Tent, Injuring Guests at Atlanta WeddingNews
Mystery as 4 Friends Found Shot to Death in Wisconsin Cornfield, Police Have Scant Leads and No MotiveCrime
Inside Edition Investigates if NYC Restaurants Are Checking if Indoor Diners Are Vaccinated as Per New RuleInvestigative
Dog the Bounty Hunter’s Daughters Say They Were Cut Out of Their Dad's Life After Mom's DeathEntertainment
Gabby Petito in Tears After Aug. 12 Fight With Boyfriend in Utah, Bodycam Video ShowsCrime