May 14: Dominique Strauss-Kahn arrested in New York, on accusations that he sexually attacked hotel maid. He was arrested after boarding plane en route to Paris at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York.

May 16: Strauss-Kahn is arraigned and pleads not guilty in initial hearing to the charges against him. He is moved from a Manhattan detention center to New York's notorious Rikers Island Prison Facility.

May 17: French journalist Tristane Banon accuses Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her in 2002.

May 19: Strauss-Kahn resigns from his position as head of IMF. He is also formally indicted on seven counts of sexual assault.

May 20: After a new hearing, Strauss-Kahn is released on $1 million bail, and moved to a safe-house to be continuously monitored on house arrest.

May 24: Matching DNA of Strauss-Kahn is found on maid's clothing.

May 25: Strauss-Kahn moved to lavish TriBeCa townhouse to await trial.

June 6: Strauss-Kahn pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges at arraignment in Manhattan.

June 17: Transcripts are released by prosecutors, where Strauss-Kahn initially claimed diplomatic immunity once he was arrested. The transcripts also revealed that he left his cell phone at the hotel, allowing police to detain Strauss-Kahn before he departed for Paris.

June 26: French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is awarded the Strauss-Kahn's former position as head of the IMF.

July 1: With the prosecutors' case crumbling after the maid's credibility is questioned, Strauss-Kahn is released from bail at New York court hearing.

July 4: Tristane Banon announces that she will file civil charges against Strauss-Kahn.

August 21: Prosecutors set on formally dropping charges against Strauss-Kahn.