In a stunning reversal of fortunes, Dominique Strauss-Kahn will most likely walk free and vindicated as US prosecutors will drop sexual assault charges against him.
The former IMF chief had been hurriedly pulled out from an Air France plane bound to Paris and arraigned in a US court over charges of sexually assaulting a Manhattan hotel maid.
The New York Post reported on Tuesday that prosecutors said the case against Strauss-Kahn is 'not sustainable'. An unnamed source told the paper that the eventual dismissal of the charges was a certainty.
Her credibility is so bad now, we know we cannot sustain a case with her ... She is not to be believed in anything that comes out of her mouth -- which is a shame, because now we may never know what happened in that hotel room, the source said.
On Friday, a New York judge had released him from house arrest, a day after it was revealed that the prosecution had serious doubts about the credibility of his accuser, a 32-year-old Manhattan hotel maid.
The chances of the dismissal of the case against him were on the cards for a few days. It emerged that the hotel maid worked as a prostitute and lured her male customers while working at the hotel. If this is proved, Strauss-Kahn’s argument that there was no rape but only a consensual encounter, will prevail.
The eventual dismissal of the case will go to prove that Dominique Strauss Kahn was probably the hunted one, rather than the hunter. And this will leave New York law enforcement establishment with egg in the face.
The agility with which the law enforcement moved to establish that Strauss-Kahn was a sex offender and the media's rush to paint him as a serial offender had been conspicuous.
Weeks after hurriedly taking down Strauss-Kahn, a towering figure in French politics, the State's law enforcement will have to make a humiliating U-turn in the case. The logical question is, shouldn’t they have done it initially, and got their facts first before jumping into conclusions.
Earlier, a source close to the defense investigation told New York Post the Sofitel maid would have sex with male guests at the hotel for money.There is information... of her getting extraordinary tips, the source said.
Other details about the woman's shady past also emerged. It was revealed that the hotel maid had lied to the investigators and had issues with her asylum application.
The New York Times also reported that the 32-year-old woman had talked to a jailed man a day after the alleged sexual assault took place. She has been recorded talking about how she could benefit out of pressing ahead with the case against Strauss-Kahn. The report said the person she talked to was among many people who had deposited money into her bank account over the last two years. This person had been arrested earlier on charges of possessing marijuana, it was reported.
CNN reported that the woman told him she's fine and this person is rich and there's money to be made.
The Guinean maid had told prosecutors about a previous case of rape and that she had been subjected to genital mutilation, but these things were not included in her application.