Kahn Hotel Sex Case, “A Mess,” May Be Dropped


The sex assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former director of the International Monetary Fund, may be dropped now that investigators know of what the New York Times calls “major holes in the credibility of the housekeeper who charged that he attacked her” in a hotel suite in May. Forensic tests found evidence of a sexual encounter between Strauss-Kahn, a French politician, and the woman, but the woman has repeatedly lied.

The Times alluded to issues involving the 32-year-old Guinean woman’s asylum application and possible links to people involved in criminal activities, including drug dealing and money laundering. Strauss-Kahn, 62, was freed from house arrest today. One official told the Times that the case “is a mess, a mess on both sides.”

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