IMF says Strauss-Kahn resigns as managing director

SINGAPORE, May 19 (Reuters) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn resigned as head of the International Monetary Fund, the IMF said in a statement dated May 18, as he faces charges of sexual assault and attempted rape.

"I deny with the greatest possible firmness all of the allegations that have been made against me," Strauss-Kahn said in his letter of resignation, released by the IMF.

(Reporting by Emily Kaiser)