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

    I said that she was lying the day that this story broke.

    August 23, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • odie

      So, just what was it in the story that made you feel that she was lying? Evidence doesn't lie no matter who does. Hopefully something like this never happens to a female in your family.

      August 23, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. unbelievable

    What a teerible decision. What monay and power can do. I cannot believe this outcome unless the lady is paid off. I thought in my civilized country women were protected. Yes they are ... But only against their own social groups. The high-ups can do whatever they want with everybody. Shame on you America. Shame shame shame

    August 23, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Dominique Wilkins

    You and Rush Limbaugh.

    August 23, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. me

    this has just been a terrible day. i have been trolling and trolling and still not one facepalm yet. its just not right. im a nice troll.

    August 23, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. immigration Jezzusss claims

    You KNOW THEY ARE PERSECUTED... easiest ticket into America... with "charity" funding....

    But in fact the best stock picks in America today? The University liqour store... eyewitness reports-
    "Whiskey Exams- like in Kansas... KU Missou... SEE the STUDY R.O.T.C. ACTION !!!

    August 23, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. V. Murdock

    Felt the quake in Shepherdstown, WV.

    August 23, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  7. moneytalks

    enough money can clear up anything

    August 23, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  8. hetty in holland, europe

    To mr C. Vance:
    please bring you hand first to your hat en slowly down to your judgement, so that we will not again be witnessed with such a tricky case; why has the past of mr Strauss Kahn detected and he was accused of such dirt while the past of the maid was not traced in an early stage; shame that the american systems works so low esteemed; all the best with your future.


    to mr Straus Kahn
    I am very happy for you to return to life but do remember:
    with a bottle of champagne and a good wife hours are not being counted, so whatever happened, please be careful and all the best to the family too.,

    August 23, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    You called it, dear JIF.

    August 23, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    I'm just trying to see if I can post. My phone has a bad temper today.

    August 23, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |

    YOU WERER RIGHT... i thought she was looking to make money also tho...
    very similar to the mike tyson thing... who goes upstairs with mike at 3am? and thinks oh he just wants to talk...

    August 23, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©


    Here you go:


    Use it wisely, grasshopper.
    Your efforts are not in vain.

    August 23, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Re my 2:45 post:
    The trouble with my Blackberry must have been caused by the earthquake in NYC, through which I napped.
    It stopped my pendulum clock.
    I can get some calls, and I can text.

    August 23, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  14. tj

    total setup, with his money he could have bought her as his slave/maid whatever someone on top wanted him out of the way, and they accomplished just that.

    August 23, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  15. William Shatner


    August 23, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
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