Strauss-Kahn Formally Pleads His Innocence

June 6, 2011  |  

(AP) – The former International Monetary Fund head charged with trying to rape a Manhattan hotel housekeeper formally said he was innocent of the charges Monday in his first court appearance in the case in two weeks.  Dominique Strauss-Kahn pleaded not guilty in a strong voice at the brief proceeding, standing between his defense team as his wife, journalist Anne Sinclair, watched. He had already said he’s innocent.  State Supreme Court Justice Michael Orbus went through the formality of telling Mr. Strauss-Kahn he needed to appear in court and had a right to be present at his trial to which the economist said “yes.” His next court date is set for July 18.

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