Former IMF Chief to Give 1st Post-Arrest TV Interview

Posted September 18th, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The former head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, gives his first television interview Sunday since his arrest in New York City four months ago on sexual assault charges.

The French TV interview with Strauss-Kahn will appear late Sunday.

The 62-year-old banker is a leading opposition socialist once seen as a presidential contender. He returned home earlier this month, after New York prosecutors dropped criminal charges because they said the alleged victim would be an unreliable witness.

Lawyers for the Guinean maid who claimed she was sexually assaulted by Strauss-Kahn at a luxury New York hotel have filed a civil case seeking damages from the banker.

Strauss-Kahn claims the hotel encounter was consensual.

The French news agency said feminists plan to protest outside the TF1 studios in Paris, where Strauss-Kahn is expected to undergo what the news agency called “carefully prepared” and “gentle” questioning by a close friend of the banker’s wife.