Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Charges Against Strauss-Kahn To Be Dropped

The New York Post is reporting that New York District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr.'s office plans to drop the rape charges it filed last month against Dominique Strauss-Kahn out of growing concern his accuser, a hotel  maid and asylum seeker from Guinea, fabricated the allegations against him simply to profit at his expense. Prosecutors now believe the maid was turning tricks for the hotel's patrons.

Prosecutors will agree to drop the charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn -- either on his next court date in two weeks or even sooner, according to a top investigator in the case who called the eventual dismissal "a certainty."
"We all know this case is not sustainable," the source told The Post exclusively yesterday.
"Her credibility is so bad now, we know we cannot sustain a case with her," the source said, referring to the Guinean hotel maid who accused Strauss-Kahn of trying to rape her in his plush Midtown hotel suite -- shocking charges that got the international banker bounced as head of the IMF and also derailed, at least for now, his bid to become president of France.
"She is not to be believed in anything that comes out of her mouth -- which is a shame, because now we may never know what happened in that hotel room," said the source, who is at the center of the investigation and would speak only on the condition of anonymity . . .
Multiple investigators for the defense and prosecution have confirmed that they believe the maid was turning tricks at the hotel, and prosecution sources have even accused her of continuing to "entertain" male visitors while in a DA safehouse.

As to the latest charge to surface against DSK back in his home country of France, the NY Post reports that lawyers for him plan to file a criminal slander complaint against French novelist Tristane Banon for accusing him of attempting to rape her nearly a decade ago. Strauss-Kahn was forced to give up the job as head of the IMF after the criminal charges were filed against him by Vance's office, resulting in him being placed under house arrest and unable to return home to France. DSK had been considered the leading presidential contender against incumbent French president Nicolas Sarkozy in next year's election. His arrest in the U.S. has spawned numerous conspiracy theories, including one forwarded by the Russians that DSK was threatening to reveal that the U.S. did not have the gold reserves it claims to hold at Fort Knox.

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