Prosecutors in New York will drop the charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a "top investigator" tells the New York Post. "Her credibility is so bad now, we know we cannot sustain a case with her," said the source, noting that the charges will be dropped at Strauss-Kahn's next hearing in two weeks or earlier. The tabloid says "multiple investigators for the defense and prosecution" believe the Sofitel maid accusing the former International Monetary Fund chief of sexual assault moonlighted as a prostitute at the hotel. "We all know this case is not sustainable," the source said. The report suggests that the maid brought her case against Strauss-Kahn after he underpaid for her services. Today, The New York Times has a new account of the alleged attack detailed by a counselor at the hospital the maid was treated at following the incident. It's a graphic account of forced oral sex but it may conflict with her previous accounts of the story, namely that she watched Strauss-Kahn dress him himself after the incident occurred. Regardless, even if charges are dropped in the U.S., DSK will have to face rape allegations back in France from French writer Tristane Banon. DSK's lawyers told the Associated Press yesterday that he is filing a criminal complaint for slander against Banon.
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