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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Monday, August 22, 2011

Developments related to sexual assault charges against Strauss-Kahn


New York (CNN) -- A New York district attorney plans to drop criminal charges against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn related to allegations that he sexually assaulted a hotel housekeeper, attorneys for both the housekeeper and Strauss-Kahn said Monday.

Kenneth Thompson, who represents alleged victim Nafissatou Diallo, addressed reporters after a meeting with prosecutors that lasted less than half an hour, and hours after filing a motion asking a judge to halt proceedings in the case and appoint a special prosecutor.

The New York Times also has coverage.

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What a strange move. Did they settle out of court for a nice dollar amount? Or could they just not put together enough evidence?

Posted by: Joe | Aug 22, 2011 3:34:39 PM

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