Strauss-Kahn submits resignation, insists innocence


The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in a statement that its managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn has resigned.
Strauss-Kahn denied the charges in his letter of resignation, saying that “I deny with the greatest possible firmness all of the allegations that have been made against me.”
“I want to protect this institution which I have served with honor and devotion, and especially-especially-I want to devote all my strength, all my time, and all my energy to proving my innocence,” he said.
The IMF will communicate in the near future on the Executive Board’s process of selecting a new managing director. John Lipsky will remain as acting managing director before that, said the IMF.
Strauss-Kahn is under police custody in the United States after he was accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid in New York.