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  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn (right), former head of the International Monetary Fund, and his wife, Anne Sinclair, gesture to the media upon their arrival at their home in Paris on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

    TYRRELL: DSK looking gauche in Paris

    Readers of this column will remember that when Dominique Strauss-Kahn was taken off an Air France flight in May just as it was about to vamoose for Paris, I was suspicious. The story and circumstances of his adventure with the chambermaid, Nafissatou Diallo, in the Sofitel hotel kept changing. In the meantime, he was accorded the indignity of the "perp walk." He was sent to Rickers Island, a veritable hellhole. He got up on the morning of May 14 as one of the world's most distinguished public servants. He was head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and apparently about to become the Socialist Party's front-runner for president of France. He retired that evening a convicted felon in the eyes of almost anyone familiar with his story, and I suspect he slept badly.


  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn enters the Criminal Courts Building in New York on Aug. 23, 2011. (Associated Press)

    Sex charges dropped against Strauss-Kahn

    A pair of judges put an end Tuesday to the sensational sexual assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, setting him free after prosecutors argued the hotel housekeeper accusing the French diplomat of sexual assault couldn't be trusted.


  • World Scene

    France's Socialists are lauding a move by New York prosecutors to drop the attempted rape case against prominent party figure Dominique Strauss-Kahn, after a stormy two months for the ex-International Monetary Fund chief that upended the French presidential race.


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Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn (center) leaves Manhattan state Supreme Court with his wife, Anne Sinclair, and attorney Benjamin Brafman after a hearing Tuesday in New York. A New York judge dismissed the sexual assault case against Mr. Strauss-Kahn.

    Strauss-Kahn set free after prosecutors drop charges

    A pair of judges put an end Tuesday to the sensational sexual assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, setting him free after prosecutors argued the hotel housekeeper accusing the French diplomat of sexual assault couldn't be trusted.


  • Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel housekeeper who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her, listens as her lawyer Kenneth Thompson speaks to the media following a meeting at the Manhattan prosecutor's office on Aug. 22, 2011. (Associated Press)

    Prosecutors seek to dismiss Strauss-Kahn charges

    New York City prosecutors filed court papers Monday recommending dismissal of sexual assault charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who was accused of attacking a hotel maid in May in a case that eventually dissolved amid questions about the woman's credibility.


  • Strauss-Kahn accuser lawyer questions DA's motives

    A lawyer for the woman who accused former International Monetary Fund director Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault said he finds Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance's motivations "incomprehensible."


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Former International Monetary Fund boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn, widely seen as a potentially successful French presidential candidate before his May 14 arrest, was pulled off a plane and detained hours after Guinean immigrant Nafissatou Diallo reported she was attacked.

    Maid sues Strauss-Kahn over encounter

    A hotel maid who accuses ex-International Monetary Fund boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault sued him Monday, seeking unspecified damages as a result of what she calls the "violent and sadistic" attack in a room at the upscale Sofitel hotel.


  • Nafissatou Diallo, who accused former IMF Head Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually attacking her, speaks to reporters as her attorney Ken Thompson listens during a news conference Thursday, July 28, 2011, the Christian Cultural Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Strauss-Kahn accuser thanks N.Y. supporters

    The hotel maid who accused fomer International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault made her first public appearance Thursday, thanking her supporters and saying she and her family had gone through a lot in the last two months.


  • In this undated photo provided by ABC News, Robin Roberts (right) talks to Nafissatou Diallo, the alleged victim in the Dominique Strauss-Kahn assault case. (Associated Press/ABC News)

    Going public: Strauss-Kahn accuser tries rare path

    The hotel housekeeper accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her is telling her story publicly, she says, because she wants the former International Monetary Fund leader behind bars. But it's hard to say whether her striking move will help or hobble her goal.


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