Anne Sinclair, the third wife of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, and his daughter Camille leave the Lower Manhattan Court on a day that they heard the former IMF chief had been indicted on seven counts including a criminal sex act; attempted rape; sexual abuse; unlawful imprisonment; and forcible touching.
The pair appeared relieved when Supreme Court Judge Michael Obus granted the 62-year-old bail.
Strauss-Kahn married the former prize-winning political talk-show host in 1996 at a time when her star shone brighter than his.
Sinclair sacrificed her career for his, she quit her prime-time Sunday show, when her husband was appointed French finance minister in 1997.
Any dream that the couple will inhabit the Elysée Palace now lie in tatters whatever the outcome of her husbands trial.