A lawyer for Dominique Strauss-Kahn has said he is confident the former head of the International Monetary Fund will be acquitted of the sex-assault charges he is facing.
The 62-year-old has been formally charged with several offences that allege criminal sexual abuse and attempted rape involving a hotel chambermaid in New York.
One of the leading lawyers on the defence team said he is confident that Strauss-Kahn’s good name will be restored.
Speaking in Jerusalem, Benjamin Brafman said: “Given what I’ve seen up to this point I am confident that if he receives a fair hearing that at the end of these proceedings he will be exonerated.”
Fallout from the Strauss-Kahn case sparked a major demonstration in the centre of Paris. Women’s rights groups are angry at sexist remarks they say emerged after his arrest.
One came from the socialist Jack Lang, who said on national TV that ‘nobody was killed.’
The protesters say sexist and reactionary comments diminish the crime of rape and sexual assault, and send the wrong message to victims.