Thursday, October 13, 2011

France Drops Strauss-Kahn Attempted Rape Case; Paris Court: Not Enough Evidence to Pursue Case

French police today (October 13, 2011) dropped an inquiry into allegations that former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn attempted to rape a French writer in 2003, according to the Yahoo News Network website.

"There aren't enough elements of evidence to pursue an attempted rape case," said a statement released today by a Parisian court.

The statement also said the inquiry did find "facts that can be qualified as sexual assault have been recognized." But the statute of limitations of these charges had long passed.

Tristane Banon -- the French writer -- said the alleged incident took place in 2003, but she did not come forward with her accusations against Strauss-Kahn until July 2011.

In May 2011, Strauss-Kahn was arrested in New York City and charged with attempted rape of a maid in his hotel room, but -- due to a slew of lies to police by the hotel maid -- that case was also dropped.

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