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Shaky Strauss-Kahn Case Delayed Again

The former IMF chief's lawyers hope the prosecution will abandon its case

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The next hearing in the sexual assault case against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been postponed for a second time, in this instance from August 1 to August 23, according to Reuters. Strauss-Kahn's lawyers suggested that the adjournment may be related to the prosecution's ongoing investigation but expressed hope that the charges against their client would be dropped by the time the court date rolls around.

This week, Nafissatou Diallo, the 32-year-old Guinean maid who accused Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault back in May, embarked on a media blitz, hinting that "her legal team believes that prosecutors are close to abandoning the case," according to The New York Times. As the prosecution grapples with questionable statements Diallo made to them about her personal life and the circumstances surrounding the alleged rape, the paper explains, it's considering dropping the charges against Strauss-Kahn because the maid "would not be a credible witness at a trial."

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