Washington: Ex-IMF managing director
Dominique Strauss-Kahn told former colleagues that the sexual
assault charges against him were a "personal nightmare" and
insisted he would be cleared.
In an email dated Sunday and sent to International
Monetary Fund staff around the world, Strauss-Kahn expressed "profound sadness and
frustration" at having had to resign his position to face the
"I deny in the strongest possible terms the
allegations which I now face; I am confident that the truth
will come out and I will be exonerated," he wrote.
"In the meantime, I cannot accept that the Fund ---
and you dear colleagues -- should in any way have to share my
own personal nightmare. So, I had to go."
The French politician was arrested on May 14 at New
York`s JFK airport on allegations by a chambermaid at the
luxury Sofitel hotel in Times Square that he attacked her and
tried to rape her just hours earlier.
He is under house arrest in a New York apartment after
being released on bail.