PARIS – On Sunday night Dominique Strauss-Kahn said he had committed “no violence or aggression, or any criminal offense” at the Sofitel in his first television appearance since the start of the case which led to step down as the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
In his first interview since his May 14 arrest over sexual assault accusations, Strauss-Kahn told France’s TF1 television channel what happened between him and the maid, Nafissatou Diallo, “was not only an inappropriate relationship, but more than that, it was an error.”
“I think it was a moral failing and I am not proud of it. I regret it infinitely. I have regretted it everyday for the past four months and I think I’m not done regretting it,” he said at the start of the 20-minute interview.
Former Socialist minister returned to France on September 4, nearly four months after his arrest in New York in an alleged sexual assault case for which all criminal proceedings were discontinued on August 23.