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NEW YORK May 16 IMF chief Dominique
Strauss-Kahn was denied bail on Monday on charges he sexually
assaulted a maid at a New York hotel, a scandal that appeared
to wreck his hopes of running for president of France.
Here is a timeline of events:
FRIDAY AFTERNOON - Strauss-Kahn checked into a
$3,000-a-night suite at the luxury Sofitel hotel in midtown
Manhattan, for which he paid a discounted rate of $800, a law
enforcement source said.
The suite has a foyer, a conference room, a living room and
a bedroom. The 30-story hotel has an Art Deco restaurant and
bar called Gaby, which the hotel website (www.sofitel.com) says
features "French flair in a glamorous setting."
The hotel is near Times Square, Broadway theaters, Fifth
Avenue shopping and Central Park.
SATURDAY ABOUT NOON EDT (1600 GMT) - A 32-year-old maid
entered Strauss-Kahn's suite, room 2806, which she apparently
thought was unoccupied.
Following routine procedure, the maid announced herself
when she entered the suite, and left the front door to the
suite unlocked and ajar, the law enforcement source said. She
entered the living room and did not see anyone. Then she opened
the door to the bedroom, where she saw Strauss-Kahn naked. She
apologized and said she would come back later, and started to
leave the room.
Strauss-Kahn allegedly ran after the woman and, according
to the criminal complaint filed by prosecutors, shut the door
of his hotel room, preventing her from leaving. He grabbed the
victim's chest without consent, attempted to remove her
pantyhose, and forcibly grabbed her vaginal area. His penis
made contact with the victim's mouth twice through the use of
force, prosecutors said.
The woman fled and reported the incident to her supervisor,
who called police. Strauss-Kahn left the hotel, leaving behind
his mobile phone.
An ambulance was called to the hotel and the woman was
taken to a hospital where she was treated and released.
SATURDAY, 12:28 p.m. - Strauss-Kahn checked out of the
Sofitel hotel, the law enforcement source said.
SATURDAY, sometime after noon - Strauss-Kahn had lunch with
someone near the Sofitel hotel, his defense lawyer Ben Brafman
told Manhattan Criminal Court on Monday.
SATURDAY, about 3:30 p.m. - Strauss-Kahn called the hotel
to ask about his missing mobile phone.
Police were still at the hotel and asked the staff member
speaking to Strauss-Kahn to tell him an urgent effort would be
made to return the phone. Strauss-Kahn told the hotel staff
member to bring the phone to him at New York's John F. Kennedy
SATURDAY, 4:00 p.m. - Strauss-Kahn boarded Air France
flight 23 for Paris at New York's JFK airport and was seated in
the first class section. He had been due to meet German
Chancellor Angela Merkel in Europe on Sunday and attend
meetings on the region's debt crisis on Monday.
SATURDAY, 4:40 p.m. - Police from the Port Authority of New
York and New Jersey, which manages the bridges, tunnels and
airports in the area, boarded the flight minutes before it was
due to depart and detained Strauss-Kahn. He was not
The Port Authority police turned him over to New York
Police Department detectives from the Midtown South Precinct,
which covers the area of Manhattan where the Sofitel hotel is
located. They handcuffed him.
Strauss-Kahn made no statements and requested a lawyer. He
was taken to the NYPD's Special Victims Unit in the Harlem
neighborhood, where he was kept in a room reserved for
questioning. He made no statements and declined food. The
Special Victims Unit investigates sex crimes.
SATURDAY NIGHT/SUNDAY MORNING, TIME UNKNOWN - The
consul-general of France met with Strauss-Kahn under the
regular rules of consular protection for all French citizens
detained abroad, said Marie-Laure Charrier, a spokeswoman for
the French consulate in New York.