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. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Everything is not about race.
    There is tremendous racism in the USA, from all races toward others, but not everybody is racist.
    This case was not about race. It was about a woman's trying to steal money by manipulating a man.

    August 24, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bigwilliestyles

    @ JIF: can you imagine a black man being charged with raping a white woman, and the charges being dropped while the woman insisted on prosecution? I think-no, I know not.

    August 24, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
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