Prosecutors Drop Charges In Strauss-Kahn Rape Case

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NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors in New York have filed papers recommending that some or all charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn be dropped.
The filing in the sexual assault case against the former International Monetary Fund leader was not immediately made public and details weren’t released.

The hotel housekeeper accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her arrived with her lawyer Monday at the Manhattan prosecutor’s office for a meeting at which they were likely to be told the charges against the former head of the International Monetary Fund will be dropped.

The meeting with Nafissatou Diallo and lawyer Kenneth Thompson is being held a day before Strauss-Kahn is due back in court in the case, which has shaken up French politics and international finance.

The prosecutor’s office probably will tell Diallo that it won’t pursue the case further, both because prosecutors don’t have evidence proving a forced sexual encounter and because she has a history of lies and inconsistencies that make it impossible to ask a jury to believe her, a person familiar with the case said Sunday. The person spoke Sunday on the condition of anonymity to discuss matters not yet made public.

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