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All Charges dropped against former IMF Chief, Dominique Strauss-Kahn

A tale of who is more believable! Strauss-Kahn, the former head of The International Monetary Fund and a prominent French politician or Diallo, the maid who worked at Manhattan’s Sofitel on May 14.

Diallo accused Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault, unfortunately or fortunately, depending on where you stand, Nafissatou Diallo, could not convince the District Attorney’s Office and Cyrus Vance, that she was telling the truth and therefore the prosecutors could not in good faith continue forward.

Consequently, the prosecutors had no choice but too request that Judge Michael Obus drop the sexual assault case.

After investigating Diallo’s allegations and checking into her past the credibility of the victim became an issue as they discovered that she had lied several times about some legal matters in the past and therefore could not or did not believe her latest allegations.

Diallo filed a motion accusing Vance’s office of bias and bungling and asked Obus to name a special prosecutor to take over. Judge Michael Obus declined in a two-page ruling, describing removal of an elected official as an “exceptional” step that wasn’t warranted.

It’s the end of a terrible and unjust ordeal,” Strauss-Kahn said in French after returning to his Tribeca townhouse after the dismissal. “I’m relieved for my wife, my children, everyone who supported me during this time, sending me letters and mails. I want them to know their support is important,” he said.

I want to return to my country, but I still have some business to take care of here. I’ll comment further in France.”

The dismissal ended a three-month media sensation that began when Diallo, a 33-year-old Guinean immigrant, said Strauss-Kahn attacked her when she entered his suite to clean.

However, her case began to fall apart in late June when prosecutors revealed that Diallo had made misstatements on her tax return and immigration papers, had lied to prosecutors about a prior rape and gave different versions to the grand jury.

Strauss-Kahn is now free to return to France, but his lawyer said he had no immediate plans to do so.


August 25, 2011 - Posted by | Late Breaking News | , , , , ,

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