After handing over bail and a bond deposit of a total of six million euros, Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been released from jail in New York.
The former head of the IMF has spent the last week on remand in New York’s notorious Rikers Island Jail, having been charged with trying to rape and sexually assault a hotel maid in Manhattan, charges he denies.
The 62-year-old must stay at an undisclosed address in Lower Manhattan, under surveillance by a private security firm which he must pay for himself.
The French former politician’s bail plans had to be changed at the last moment, after the media got details of the exclusive Upper East Side address where he had initially planned to stay.
The area was beseiged by reporters and camera crews and another address was quickly found.