As Dominique Strauss-Kahn prepares for a court appearance, French radio reported that he has an alibi.
His legal team said they can prove he left his New York hotel an hour before Saturday’s alleged assault on a chambermaid and then had lunch in a restaurant with one of his daughters.
Earlier, the 62-year-old’s legal team said his court appearance had been delayed by forensic tests: “Our client consented to an examination tonight at the request of the government, that is being done. In the light of the hour, we have agreed to postpone the arraignment until tomorrow morning and we expect to be in court with him tomorrow,” one of his lawyers told reporters.
The alleged assault was reported to have taken place at a hotel near Times Square.
After the allegations were made, the head of the IMF was taken off a Paris-bound flight at New York’s JFK airport by police and brought back to Manhattan.
He had been due to meet Chancellor Angela Merkel in Germany on Sunday.