Prosecutors File Motion to Drop DSK Charges – Say Sexual Encounter Was Consensual
Prosecutors filed a motion to drop charges against form head of the International Monetary Fund Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault and attempted rape told Newsweek the former head of the IMF pushed her to the floor and forced her to perform fellatio. The prosecutors say the sexual encounter in his hotel room was consensual.
The accuser, Nafissatou Diallo, met with prosecutors briefly Monday as the motion was filed.
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Prosecutors have filed a motion to dismiss charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who was believed to be a top French presidential contender until he was accused of sexually assaulting a Manhattan hotel maid.
The development comes more than three months after the former head of the International Monetary Fund was arrested, and more than seven weeks after a judge released him from house arrest as investigators admitted they had discovered significant problems with the credibility of the maid.
“The physical, scientific and other evidence establishes that the defendant engaged in a hurried sexual encounter with the complainant, but it does not independently establish her claim of a forcible, nonconsensual encounter,” the motion says.
The accuser, who came forward late last month and identified herself as Nafissatou Diallo, met with prosecutors briefly Monday as the motion was filed. Her attorney, Ken Thompson, has said she was not treated fairly and that the DA bungled the case.