Prosecutors are planning to drop the sexual-assault charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn within the next two weeks, the New York Post reports. The paper quotes a “top investigator” who said a scheduled court date on July 18 would be the latest the case would be dropped, even though last week, as DSK was released from house arrest, prosecutors were still saying that there was evidence of a sexual assault.
That news comes as the post-incident hospital records from Strauss-Kahn’s accuser have come to light. It was one of the first times she narrated her story after reporting the assault, and she did so in great detail. Most of the recent questions around her credibility have not come from her story itself, which is mostly consistent here with other accounts.
As soon as the housekeeper walked in, she told the counselor, a man, “naked, with ‘white hair,’ ” locked the door behind her and pushed her onto the bed.
Afterward, she says she spit onto the carpet and washed out her mouth.
But one detail — that she saw DSK getting dressed after the alleged attack — wasn’t in the most recent account the woman gave, which has her fleeing quickly. (The woman has also been inconsistent on the question of whether she cleaned a room nearby after the attack.) The housekeeper also said she and Strauss-Kahn didn’t talk to each other, which “raises the question of what communication they had with each other.” Even the details of the housekeeper’s inconsistencies aren’t fully in focus quite yet: What was reported last week as additional income of more than $100,000 from various unnamed sources, raising suspicions that she is involved with money laundering, now has at least a partial provenance. According to The Wall Street Journal, the woman had a second job” referring customers to ACN Inc., a marketing business based in Concord, N.C. Carolina that offers Internet, television and phone services.” Still, the one thing that’s clear is that the precise account of what happened in the room has ceased to become the focus: “Her credibility is so bad now, we know we cannot sustain a case with her,” said the Post’s anonymous source.
DA set to drop charges vs. DSK [NYP]
In Hospital Report, Housekeeper’s Graphic Account of Attack [NYT]
Strauss-Kahn Sex Case Appears Headed to Dismissal [WSJ]
Previously: Dominique Strauss-Kahn Released on his Own Recognizance