If the prosecution's 25-page motion to dismiss the charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn reads like an annoyed disavowal of previous claims of Strauss-Kahn's guilt, that's because it is. The document, which assistant district attorneys Joan Illuzzi Orbon and Artie McConnell filed on Monday, repeatedly compares early versions of Nafissatou Diallo's claims that Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her and forced her to orally copulate with him with later discrepancies in her story, coming to the conclusion: "If we do not believe her beyond a reasonable doubt, we cannot ask a jury to do so."
But in discounting Diallo's credibility, the prosecutors also confirmed certain details about her story, including what happened in the Sofitel hotel room 2806 on the afternoon of May 14. In fact, this is the state's fullest account yet of the facts known about the encounter, and contains some information not previously revealed about what happened.
- There was some kind of sex act. Right off the bat, the motion confirms something happened between Strauss-Kahn and Diallo.
- DNA evidence proves it. While the existence of DNA evidence on Diallo's uniform had already been confirmed, this is a new level of detail: