IMF Chief Feared to Commit Suicide in NYC Jail

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, chief of IMF, is feared to be contemplating suicide after the pressure for him to resign from his office grows and the hotel maid he allegedly raped said that she did not have any idea who he was when she reported him. Strauss-Kahn is now under suicide watch said the police on Tuesday.

Jail officials made it clear that Strauss-Kahn has not attempted suicide or harm himself in any possible way. However, they are still keeping an eye on him in case the pressure gets the better of him and tries to kill himself.

On the other hand, information regarding the complainant has started to surface. She is an immigrant from Guinea, a West African nation. She is 32 years old and has a 15-year old daughter.

Her lawyer, Jeffrey Shapiro, holds firm that what happened between his client and Strauss-Kahn was in no way consensual and it was clear that the defendant sexually abused a young woman. He further said that the complainant insists that she has no idea who Strauss-Kahn was until a couple of days after she filed the complaint.

62-year old Strauss-Kahn, the International Monetary Fund’s managing director, was arrested on Saturday after a complaint was filed against him. He is now being held in the Riker’s island jail without bail. He is in a unit separate from other prisoners; a cell usually reserved for inmates with contagious diseases.

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