Charges Against DSK to Be Dropped: Source

Prosecution will make move within two weeks, says source

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 5, 2011 6:27 AM CDT | Updated Jul 5, 2011 7:58 AM CDT

(Newser) – The case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn has fallen apart so spectacularly that charges will be dropped within two weeks, a top investigator on the case tells the New York Post. It is "a certainty" that prosecutors will agree to ditch the charges on DSK's next court date, two weeks away, or sooner. "Her credibility is so bad now, we know we cannot sustain a case with her," the source says of the hotel maid accusing Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault.

The source adds that now the truth may never come out: "Did [Strauss-Kahn] use force? Was there actually a crime? I don't think we'll ever know." Meanwhile, defense sources continued to stick to the story that the sex was consensual but that "in the past, guests have left" money for the maid—and that she became upset when Strauss-Kahn didn't do the same. Prosecution sources add that the maid continued to "entertain" male visitors while being held at a DA safehouse. Click for the latest on DSK, or here for a detailed account of the alleged assault, as recorded by a counselor hours afterward.

Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves his temporary residence in Tribeca, Saturday, July 2, 2011, in New York.
Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves his temporary residence in Tribeca, Saturday, July 2, 2011, in New York.   (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves New York State Supreme court with his wife Anne Sinclair, Friday, July 1, 2011, in New York.
Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves New York State Supreme court with his wife Anne Sinclair, Friday, July 1, 2011, in New York.   (AP Photo/David Karp)
Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves the apartment where he is staying in New York on July 2, 2011.
Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves the apartment where he is staying in New York on July 2, 2011.   (Getty Images)
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