Dominique Strauss-Kahn has finally been released on bail from Rikers Island after residents at the Bristol Plaza, where his wife had rented luxury accommodation, complained that his presence would prompt a media feeding frenzy and it would not accept the Frenchman.
Strauss-Kahn has been indicted for allegedly trying to rape a hotel housekeeper, a charge he denies.
Following a day when the ex-bankers legal team met with Judge Michael Obus for bail term discussions he finally signed the release papers, permitting Strauss Kahn to stay in an apartment provided by the security firm hired to guard him while on bail.
Anna Bressanin is in New York for euronews:
“This is the building at 71 Broadway not far from Ground Zero where Dominique Strauss-Kahn will spend his time under house arrest. It is the third apartment they looked at in day, finding a home for the former head of the IMF until his trial on June 6, has not been an easy matter. “