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May 19th, 2011
11:18 AM ET

Attorney in former IMF chief case speaks out

Dominique Strauss-Kahn resigned as the head of the International Monetary Fund late last night right before his bail hearing today. Strauss-Kahn is accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid in New York City. He said he needed to "devote all of his energy to proving his innocence." Strauss-Kahn has been unde protective suicide watch for two days and his defense attorneys are proposing a bail deal. In it, they are offering a one million dollar bail, Strauss-Kahn would be confined to home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week under electric monitoring and daily phone check-ins with the court. He has already turned over his passport and would also hand in a United Nations travel ID. The alleged victim's lawyer says the 32 year mother is "very alarmed" about the possibility of Strauss-Kahn receiving bail. CNN's American morning speaks with the victim's lawyer, Jeffrey Shapiro about the details of the case.

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