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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Prosecutor Dismisses And Stays Charges Against DSK

Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn listens to proceedings in New York State Supreme Court,  Friday, July 1, 2011 in New York.  (AP)

Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn in New York State Supreme Court in July. (AP)

Prosecutors in New York say their lead victim in the rape case against former International Monetary chief, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has “not been truthful in matters great and small” and that the DNA evidence against Strauss-Kahn is inconclusive.

Why did prosecutors, who initially said the account from New York City hotel maid, Nafissatou Diallo was compelling and unwavering. And why do prosecutors now say they have no proof of a forced sexual encounter?

Guest:

  • Emily Bazelon, senior editor and legal affairs correspondent for Slate

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