Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Strauss-Kahn did have sex with maid

Nafissatou Diallo, the Manhattan maid who has accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her, is escorted from Manhattan Criminal Court after meeting with her lawyers and the New York District Attorney in New York August 22, 2011. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
NEW YORK (AFP) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn had hurried sex with a hotel maid but prosecutors dropped sex assault charges on Monday because they could not prove the encounter was forced and the woman told too many lies.

In the fullest official account yet of what happened in the Manhattan Sofitel on May 14, prosecutors said physical evidence does not conclusively prove allegations that the then International Monetary Fund chief sexually assaulted Nafissatou Diallo, a Guinean immigrant.
The case then collapsed because the maid told repeated lies and 'their cumulative effect would be devastating,' prosecutors said in their 25-page motion asking the court to dismiss all charges.
What is sure is that a quick sexual encounter took place between Strauss-Kahn and Mrs Diallo, prosecutors said. DNA testing 'established that several stains located on the upper portion of the complainant's hotel uniform dress contained semen that yielded the defendant's DNA,' the Manhattan District Attorney's Office said in the motion.

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