August 23rd, 2011
12:55 PM ET

Charges dropped in Dominique Strauss-Kahn case

A New York judge dismissed sexual assault charges against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss Kahn at the prosecutor's request Tuesday.

But Judge Michael Obus delayed implementing his order to give attorneys for Strauss-Khan's accuser time to appeal his denial of a request for a special prosecutor in the case.

A grand jury indicted Strauss-Kahn in May over allegations he sexually assaulted hotel housekeeper Nafissatou Diallo in his New York hotel suite.

In July, prosecutors began to back off the case, asking Obus to release Strauss-Kahn from house arrest after information surfaced that they said called Diallo's credibility into question.

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  1. Canadian Genius

    > 12,000 posts on the earthquake. Is that a record? A lot of them are probably blaming Obama, with retaliatory insults toward the Tea Party. So, figure about 8 or 9 thousand actual earthquake posts.

    August 23, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    No.
    Bush caused the earthquake.

    August 23, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Gadhafi was in on it.

    August 23, 2011 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • DiddleBop

      Kadaffy was the good buddy of Jimmy and Billy Carter .. the both got soused at the Atlanta airport and whizzed on the tar mac and Jimmy fixed their ticket for them. He wine and dine them at Camp David. Now he is the liberal-bad-guy and they want him out of the way (also he helped in the Lockerbee crime and nobody in the White House cared .. .. When you're hot your're hot and when you're not you're not

      August 24, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  4. leeintulsa

    I can't get anything to post on the libya thread.. But since you bring him up, i think mo's already dead. Hidden and possibly buried in secret by his sons.

    August 23, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • without_hate

      CNN is difficult to slip less than liberal post but you can get one in. Hu-PO will not allow any dissenting view. They keep canceling my account.

      August 24, 2011 at 2:59 am | Report abuse |
    • DiddleBop

      You are right. They do not like conservative or mid-central. They only like far left wing (and even then only if you are munching granola, mad about exxon Valdex, chanting Roe v Wade, blaming Bush, or convulsing over Sarah Palin or Glen Beck)

      August 24, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jazzzzzzzz

    Question is, *who* killed him... If he is dead ....

    August 23, 2011 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. leeintulsa

    Airstrike inspired heart attack..? Airstrike? His sons? Maybe his heart couldn't take rebels walking into tripoli unchallenged? WAIT – colonel mustard, in the ballroom, with the jelly donut..

    No tellin lol

    August 23, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    Hi, leeintulsa.
    I posted that on the "where is" blog:
    He's with Colonel Mustard in the Parlor with a Candlestick.
    Great minds think alike and all....

    August 23, 2011 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      @banasy: Yes, they do 🙂 sorry i missed your post.

      August 23, 2011 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    Meow.

    August 23, 2011 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Dominique "Slam-Dunk"

    Ditto Libya. ditto

    August 23, 2011 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy©

    @leeintulsa:

    Nah, don't be sorry.
    You would have had to go though 84,962 posts before you got to mine.
    Ok, I exaggerate a bit...quite common on these boards, no?

    August 23, 2011 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  11. leeintulsa

    Exaggerate? Here??

    Nooo...

    On my phone, i can't page back to earlier posts. If they aren't on the active page, i can't see other pages without getting on the computer 😦

    August 23, 2011 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  12. without_hate

    I do not care what this woman back ground is, she has a right not to be molested by a super rich predator. Women or men are not here on the earth for the pleasure of the rich and famous as they seem to think. Take him to trail and let him take his chance with a juror.

    August 24, 2011 at 3:12 am | Report abuse |
  13. leeintulsa

    I take that back. Saw mo. He was in the audience last night on letterman. 😉

    August 24, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  14. leeintulsa

    @without hate: I was trying to post what i posted here; i was betting on mo's whereabouts.. I don't see any right wing/left wing thing to it..

    And i'm constantly wading through hate obama posts. I think your assertions are inaccurate..

    What is hu-PO?

    August 24, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  15. bigwilliestyles

    If the man had been Black, and the maid had been white, the case would have gone to trial, and the court would have barred any background evidence as attacking the victim, and all the white woman run organizations for women would have been out in force to make sure this happened. Racism, at its best.

    August 24, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
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