The case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn appeared close to collapse in June, when prosecutors revealed the alleged victim, Nafissatou Diallo, had lied about being gang raped for her US asylum application. Photograph: Richard Drew/AP
US prosecutors have confirmed they have asked a judge to dismiss all charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former French presidential hopeful accused of attempting to rape a hotel maid.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn parece ter-se livrado do complot que lhe foi armado, e os acusadores públicos americanos vão mesmo pedir a sua libertação de quaisquer medidas de coação!
Quantos serão os que antecipadamente o condenaram, e que terão de pagar por isso?: "The move brings to a controversial end one of the biggest sex scandals in decades. Strauss-Kahn is expected in court on Tuesday, where he will be told he is a free man and will be allowed to leave the country for the first time since his arrest in May on charges that he attempted to rape hotel worker Nafissatou Diallo.
In court papers filed on Monday, Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance said: "The nature and number of the complainant's falsehoods leave us unable to credit her version of events beyond a reasonable doubt, whatever the truth may be about the encounter between the complainant and the defendant.
"If we do not believe her beyond a reasonable doubt, we cannot ask a jury to do so."