Strauss-Kahn Admits ‘Moral Error’

In his first interview with French television, Dominique Strauss-Kahn admitted to a “moral error” when he had a sexual encounter with a hotel maid in New York, but he insisted, “What happened includes neither violence, nor coercion, nor aggression, nor any criminal act.” He elaborated, “What happened was a relationship that was not only inappropriate, but more than that, an error. An error with regard to my wife, to my children, to my friends. But also an error with regard to the French people, who had placed in me their hope for change.” Strauss-Kahn also said the civil case filed by the maid, Nafissatou Diallo, “clearly shows the financial motivation that is behind all of this.”