All criminal charges in the sexual assault case against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominque Dominique Strauss-Kahn have been dropped following a hearing with the New York judge overseeing the case.
The news was announced Monday by the hotel housekeeper's attorney after he met with prosecutors. Today, the presiding judge formally dismissed the charges, but that dismisal dismissal will be stayed until an appelate appellate court decides on a request from the accuser's attorney for a special prosecutor.
A grand jury indicted Strauss-Kahn in May on charges that he sexually assaulted Nafissatou Diallo at his luxury New York hotel suite. Strauss-Kahn's attorneys have insisted that any sexual encounter was consensual.
A judge freed Strauss-Kahn on July 1 after prosecutors learned Diallo had lied about the specifics of her whereabouts after the incident and past details of an asylum application and information on tax forms .
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