Strauss-Kahn Claimed Immunity

    Former IMF leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn, center, appears at his arraignment on charges of sexually assaulting a Manhattan hotel maid, at Manhattan Criminal Court on Monday, June 6, 2011 in New York. Strauss-Kahn pleaded not guilty. Attorney William Taylor is at left and attorney Benjamin Brafman at right. (AP Photo/Allan Tannenbaum, Pool)

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    Newly filed court documents show that former International Monetary Fund Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn tried to claim diplomatic immunity in order to avoid being arrested on charges of attempted rape. He also said his handcuffs were too tight. Other portions of the documents show an apparently confused Strauss-Kahn, demanding to police officers trying to question him, “What is this about?” Strauss-Kahn and his lawyers have steadfastly denied charges that he attacked a hotel maid. He is currently free on $1 million bail but under house arrest.

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