July 3, 2011 |
NEW YORK — Scrutiny of the accuser in the sexual assault case against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn intensified Saturday after more revelations about her conduct following the purported May 14 attack. A judge released Strauss-Kahn from house arrest and lifted strict bail conditions Friday after prosecutors discovered a pattern of lying in the accuser's background, although serious charges including sexual assault and attempted rape remain in place against the man once seen as a top French presidential contender.
July 2, 2011 |
In a twist that could signal the collapse of a sexual assault case against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a judge Friday lifted his house arrest and bail after prosecutors admitted a "substantial credibility issue" against the hotel maid who accused him of trying to rape her. Among other things, the woman lied on her asylum application about having been gang-raped in the past and repeated the lie in interviews with attorneys from the...
June 30, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Thursday. After 35 days of house arrest, Lindsay Lohan ditches the ankle bracelet and is free. Let the probation begin. ( Los Angeles Times ) Someone won "The Voice" finale. If you read this, you'll know who. ( Los Angeles Times ) The third "Transformers" flick opens strong at the box office, though not as strong as the second film did. ( Los Angeles Times ) Justin Timberlake gets a piece of recently sold Myspace.
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June 30, 2011 |
Officials on Wednesday removed Lindsay Lohan's ankle bracelet and electronic monitoring system, formally releasing the actress from her much-chronicled 35-day house arrest. Steve Whitmore, an L.A. County Sheriff's Department spokesman, said a technician for the monitoring company went to the actress' Venice home about 9:40 a.m. and removed the bracelet by 10:30 a.m. "She is now under the supervision of probation," Whitmore said. "It took about 15 minutes to remove the equipment from her and her home.
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June 24, 2011 |
Angry with paparazzi photos that appear to show Lindsay Lohan partying on the rooftop of her beachfront Venice home, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner told the actress she can no longer entertain more than one guest at a time while under house arrest. Lohan was in court Thursday after a probation report said she had failed a June 13 alcohol test, but Sautner ruled that a failed alcohol test did not violate her probation and that the testing requirement had ended months earlier.
May 21, 2011 |
Dominique Strauss-Kahn is out of jail, but instead of living under house arrest in a ritzy Manhattan apartment building that his wife had secured for him, the former head of the International Monetary Fund will stay downtown while he faces charges of sexually assaulting a chambermaid. Neighbors on the Upper East Side didn't want Strauss-Kahn in the building, so he'll stay temporarily in a corporate suite near the World Trade Center site owned by the security company he has hired, at $7,000 a day, to guard him. Strauss-Kahn's wife, Anne Sinclair, had rented an apartment in the Bristol Plaza on East 65th Street.
May 20, 2011 |
Shorn of his job and much of his reputation, Dominique Strauss-Kahn is expected to walk out of jail Friday and into house arrest after a judge approved $1-million bail and $5-million bond while the French political celebrity fights charges that he sexually assaulted a hotel chambermaid. Prosecutors said Thursday that a grand jury had voted to press charges against Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund who had been considered a leading contender to be the next president of France, on four felony counts and three misdemeanors stemming from a weekend incident at the Sofitel hotel in New York.
December 5, 2010 |
In the decaying lakeside mansion where Aung San Suu Kyi spent much of the last two decades under house arrest, the Myanmar opposition leader and Nobel laureate was forbidden to use the Internet or the telephone or to watch satellite TV. She did, however, have two maids, was free to read newspapers and listen to radio, and had access to a doctor. For the other 2,200 or so political prisoners in Myanmar, conditions are quite different. Sentenced to impossibly long prison terms for speaking out against the repressive military government, they face torture, barely edible food, little or no medical care and years in solitary confinement.
November 13, 2010 |
For years in her native Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi has been known simply as "The Lady," a pro-democracy stalwart and Nobel Peace Prize laureate who has languished for years in an arbitrary solitary confinement imposed by the nation's ruling military junta. Although she was snatched from the public limelight, residents of the former Burma have always known this about the charismatic Buddhist activist, now 65: She would not be broken by the military generals she has long defied. On Saturday, Suu Kyi proved them all right.
November 11, 2010 |
Bruce Karatz, whose 20-year run as chief executive of home-building giant KB Home was derailed by allegations that he manipulated the value of stock options, was sentenced Wednesday to five years' probation, including eight months of house arrest. U.S. District Judge Otis D. Wright II also fined the former executive $1 million and ordered him to perform 2,000 hours of community service. Wright rejected prosecutors' request for a lengthy prison sentence, noting that there was no evidence that the crimes damaged KB Home or its shareholders.