Text of Dominique Strauss-Kahn's letter of resignation as managing director of the International Monetary Fund, as released Wednesday by the IMF:
Ladies and Gentlemen of the Board:
It is with infinite sadness that I feel compelled today to present to the Executive Board my resignation from my post of Managing Director of the IMF.
I think at this time first of my wife _ whom I love more than anything _ of my children, of my family, of my friends.
I think also of my colleagues at the Fund; together we have accomplished such great things over the last three years and more.
To all, I want to say 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.