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Strauss-Kahn pleads not guilty to sex charges

Sexual assault charges on former IMF chief cost him his job and a chance at the French presidency

Strauss-Kahn pleads not guilty to sex charges
Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn (2nd-L) and his wife Anne Sinclair (2nd-R) arrive for a hearing at Manhattan State Supreme Court June 6, 2011 in New York (AFP/Getty Images)
Strauss-Kahn pleads not guilty to sex charges
Attorneys of Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn Bejamin Brafman (L) and William Taylor leave the Criminal Courts Building of New York, on June 6, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
Strauss-Kahn pleads not guilty to sex charges
Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn and his wife Anne Sinclair leave Manhattan Supreme Court after pleading not guilty to sexual assault charges New York, June 6, 2011. Strauss-Kahn is awaiting trial on sex-assault charges stemming from May 14, 2011, accusations by a maid at the Sofitel New York Hotel. She alleges that Strauss-Kahn had sexually assaulted her after she entered his suite. He was formally indicted on May 18 and posted a one million USD bail, plus a five million USD bond (AFP/Getty Images)
Strauss-Kahn pleads not guilty to sex charges
Attorney Kenneth Thompson, who represents the maid accusing former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape speaks with reporters after a hearing for Dominique Strauss-Kahn at Supreme Court in Manhattan June 6, 2011 in New York. Thompson told reporters that his client simply wants 'justice,' on Monday after the former IMF chief pleaded not guilty. 'She's not courting publicity. What she wants is justice,' attorney Kenneth Thompson said outside court (AFP/Getty Images)
Strauss-Kahn pleads not guilty to sex charges
Members of the New York Hotel Workers Union demonstrate outside Manhattan State Supreme Court against former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn June 6, 2011 in New York. Strauss-Kahn is awaiting trial on sex-assault charges (AFP/Getty Images)
Strauss-Kahn pleads not guilty to sex charges
Members of the New York Hotel Workers Union demonstrate outside Manhattan State Supreme Court against former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn June 6, 2011 in New York. Strauss-Kahn appeared at a New York court Monday, expected to launch a fight to clear his name by pleading not guilty to charges that he tried to rape a hotel maid. Strauss-Kahn, 62, was one of the most influential people in the global economy and widely considered to be a leading contender for the French presidency until his shocking arrest three weeks ago on an Air France plane about to depart New York for Paris (AFP/Getty Images)
Strauss-Kahn pleads not guilty to sex charges
Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn and his wife Anne Sinclair leave Manhattan Supreme Court after pleading not guilty to sexual assault charges in New York, June 6, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images)
Strauss-Kahn pleads not guilty to sex charges
Maids wait outside the courthouse to see the arrival of former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn arrest in New York, June 6, 2011. Strauss-Kahn appeared at a New York court Monday, expected to launch a fight to clear his name by pleading not guilty to charges that he tried to rape a hotel maid. Strauss-Kahn, 62, was one of the most influential people in the global economy and widely considered to be a leading contender for the French presidency until his shocking arrest three weeks ago on an Air France plane about to depart New York for Paris. (AFP/Getty Images)
Strauss-Kahn pleads not guilty to sex charges
Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn (C) leaves the Criminal Courts Building of New York with his wife Anne Sinclair, on June 6, 2011. Strauss-Kahn is awaiting trial on sex-assault charges stemming from May 14, 2011, accusations by a maid at the Sofitel New York Hotel. She alleges that Strauss-Kahn had sexually assaulted her after she entered his suite. He was formally indicted on May 18 and posted a one million USD bail, plus a five million USD bond. (AFP/Getty Images)
Strauss-Kahn pleads not guilty to sex charges
Journalists crowd as former IMF Head Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves the Criminal Courts Building of New York, on June 6, 2011. Strauss-Kahn is awaiting trial on sex-assault charges stemming from May 14, 2011, accusations by a maid at the Sofitel New York Hotel. She alleges that Strauss-Kahn had sexually assaulted her after she entered his suite. He was formally indicted on May 18 and posted a one million USD bail, plus a five million USD bond. (AFP/Getty Images)