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Bristol Plaza revokes rental deal to house former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, report says

This photo released on May 19, 2011 by the New York City Department of Corrections shows Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former managing director of the International Monetary Fund. NYC Dept. of Corrections

Dominique Strauss-Kahn
Dominique Strauss-Kahn
NYC Dept. of Corrections

(CBS/WCBS/AP) NEW YORK - Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been granted $1 million bail and was expected to leave Rikers Island Friday, to be under house arrest, but he may have nowhere to stay.

Strauss-Khan's wife, heiress Anne Sinclair, rented a $200,000-a- month apartment in Manhattan at Bristol Plaza that her husband would stay in while under house arrest awaiting trial. However, the Plaza has reportedly turned away Sinclair once they found out Strauss-Kahn would be staying there. He may now be kept at Rikers Island for longer than expected, reports CBS station WCBS.

Before the rental agreement was reportedly pulled, prison vans and a police escort arrived at the Upper East Side apartment from Rikers Island.

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The judge ruled the Frenchman will pay $1 million dollars bail, plus another $5 million for a secured bond, and he'll be confined to home detention with video cameras and ankle bracelet and armed guards ready to restrain him if he tries to leave.

Oksana Fitzsimmons, a housekeeper at Bristol Plaza, said she had no problem with Strauss-Kahn staying there, reports the station.

"I am not afraid. Why am I afraid? He's crazy? He's not crazy. He's a normal person. I don't believe this," she said to WCBS.

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The judge acknowledged the risk of releasing Strauss-Khan, but granted the conditional release, reminding the court that "he is not convicted of anything, he is presumed to be innocent, he is entitled to a fair trial of all of this."

Strauss-Kahn, 62, is charged with sex abuse, a criminal sex act, unlawful imprisonment and forcible touching, after allegedly sexually assaulted a maid at a high-end Manhattan hotel.

  • Camille Mann

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