IMF's Strauss-Kahn resigns; goddaugher to file sexual assault complaint against him

The resignation:

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, who is facing attempted rape charges in New York, announced his resignation late Wednesday night.

In a statement, Strauss-Kahn said he is resigning “with infinite sadness” in an effort “to protect this institution.”

DSK has offered to allow police to monitor his every move in exchange for his freedom, but with another accusation set to file a complaint against him in France, freeing him seems unlikely at this point. That his new accuser is his second wife's goddaughter, and she was persuaded into silence by her socialist mother? It's just about enough to make you think socialists put ideology above all else.

A French writer who claims Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted her nine years ago is to file an official complaint, her lawyer has announced.

Tristane Banon previously described the attack, which happened when she was in her early 20s, in a television programme in 2007, when she called Strauss-Kahn, whose name was bleeped out, a "rutting chimpanzee."

She says she consulted a lawyer at the time, but was persuaded not to take action by her mother, a regional councillor in the Socialist party and friend of the Strauss-Kahn family. Banon is goddaughter to Strauss-Kahn's second wife.

Banon's lawyer, David Koubbi, said: "We are planning to make a complaint. I am working with her."

And a lawyer in Paris has said that he has a "pile" of complaints against DSK awaiting him, should he return to France.