May 2011 – A hotel maid tells New York police that Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted her in his suite on May 14. He has lunch with his daughter before driving to the airport to catch an Air France flight to Paris. Police board the flight minutes before departure and detain him.
– The next day Strauss-Kahn, 62, is arrested and charged with a criminal sexual act, attempted rape and unlawful imprisonment.
– Strauss-Kahn is denied bail on May 16, transferred to Rikers Island jail and held in protective custody.