Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the disgraced former chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) may have left his prison cell after posting $1-million bail, but he might not have a place to live in the outside world.
According to a report in the New York Post newspaper, plans for Strauss-Kahn to temporarily move into a luxurious Manhattan apartment while he is under house arrest have been scuttled because neighbors in the building object to his presence there.
Meanwhile, Strauss-Kahn’s wife Anne Sinclair is desperately looking for other lodgings where her husband can stay.
Originally, Sinclair rented a flat at the Bristol Plaza on East 65th Street on the Upper East Side of Manhattan but was turned away once it was discovered that her husband – now an accused rapist – would be staying there.
A source said that someone high-profile in the building expressed opposition to Strauss-Kahn residing there.
A rental agent at the property in question told The Post that nobody by the name of “Sinclair” or “Strauss-Kahn” had rented an apartment in the building.
After being asked by reporters where his client would be living, Strauss-Kahn’s defense lawyer Marc Agnifilo replied: I don't know what's going on. There's a lot of things that have to happen.