US prosecutors will drop all sexual assault charges against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn as the case is not sustainable due to doubts over the accuser’s credibility, according to an investigator.
Prosecutors will agree to drop the charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn — either on his next court date in two weeks or even sooner, because of doubts about the credibility of the alleged victim.
“Her credibility is so bad now, we know we cannot sustain a case with her,” the source told the newspaper, referring to the Guinean hotel maid who accused Strauss-Kahn of trying to rape her in a luxury hotel in Manhattan. The shocking charges got the international banker bounced as head of the IMF and also derailed, at least for now, his bid to become president of France.
The 32-year-old hotel maid is under intense scrutiny after New York prosecutors told a court on Friday that they had found holes in her story which may seriously damage her credibility as a witness.
Strauss-Kahn, 62, was accused of forcing the maid to perform oral sex. He was bundled out of a Paris-bound flight and taken into custody. He was charged with sexual abuse, unlawful imprisonment, forcible touching and harassment.
Report by Asha Mathew