New York, Aug 24: The evidence in the case of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn reveals that a ‘quick sexual encounter’ took place between Strauss-Kahn and Diallo, said US prosecutors. The case was “consistent with a non-consensual encounter”. But, it has been decided to drop the charges of sexual assault as they could not prove that it was forced and the woman told too many lies.
Prosecutors said physical evidence does not conclusively prove allegations that the then International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief sexually assaulted Nafissatou Diallo, a 32-year-old Guinean immigrant working as a maid at the Manhattan Sofitel hotel.
“Their cumulative effect would be devastating,” prosecutors said in their 25-page motion asking the court to dismiss all charges. 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.