Dominique Strauss-Kahn has visited the IMF offices in Washington to apologise to staff there. It was his first trip back since sexual assault charges against him were dropped last week.
Together with his wife, the couple – who later returned to their family home in the capital – were warmly greeted when they met Strauss-Kahn’s successor at the institution, Christine Lagarde.
‘DSK’ as he is known in his native France had been keen to pay tribute to his former staff.
Strauss-Kahn had led the IMF until he was forced to resign after his shock arrest on attempted rape charges in May.
Although the court accepted that a sexual encounter took place, the case was dramatically dropped after prosecutors lost faith in the credibility of his accuser.