IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was placed under a suicide watch in jail, while weight mounted on him to leave Tuesday and the hotel maid who accused him of attempted rape said from end to end her lawyer that she had no idea who he was when she reports him to the police.
Law enforcement officials emphasize that Strauss-Kahn had not tried to harm himself except that guards were keeping a shut watch on him just in case.
In the interim, information began to emerge about his complainant, a 32-year-old migrant from the West African nation of Guinea with a 15-year-old daughter.
"There is no way in which there is any feature of this occasion which could be construed consensual in any mode. This is not anything other than a physical, sexual assault by this man on this little woman," her lawyer, Jeffrey Shapiro, told The Associated Press. He added: "She did not be familiar with who this man was until a day or two following this took place."