Former IMF Chief Jeered After University Speech in Britain

Posted March 9th, 2012 at 11:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn had to be whisked away by British police late Friday when angry demonstrators taunted him following a speech at Cambridge University.

Police made at least two arrests as demonstrators shouted “no more violence and no more rape” at Strauss-Kahn after his speech on globalization and the eurozone to a select group of students. The demonstrators were making reference to charges he sexually assaulted a New York hotel maid in his room last May.

Prosecutors dropped the charges in August, saying the maid's testimony was not reliable. Later this month, Strauss-Kahn faces the first hearing in a civil case brought by the maid. He resigned from the IMF following his arrest in the New York case.

The former IMF chief, who was considered a French presidential candidate, also spent two days in a Paris jail for questioning in January about a prostitution ring linked to some of his acquaintances. Strauss Kahn maintains he was not aware women at parties he attended in Paris and Washington were prostitutes.