Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn swapped one of America’s toughest jails for the bright lights of Broadway on Friday night.
The former French finance minister left Rikers Island for a luxury apartment in downtown Manhattan, New York City.
Strauss-Kahn spent four nights in the notorious prison. He has now been formally charged with sexually assaulting and attempting to rape a hotel chambermaid.
A judge granted him bail that he agreed to wear an electronic tag and posted a 700,000 euro bond.
Strauss has also surrendered all travel documents and will be monitored around the clock by an armed guard.
He next appears in court on June 6. His lawyers say the 62-year-old will plead not guilty to all the charges.