Courts Drop DSK Charges

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 01:  Former IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn (R) speaks to his attorney Benjamin Brafman in Manhattan Supreme Court July 1, 2011 in New York City.  Strauss-Kahn, arrested on May 14 on sexual assault charges, is back in court for a bail hearing amid new reports surrounding the accuser's credibility.  (Photo by Todd Heisler-Pool/Getty Images)


    A New York appeals court denied on Tuesday Nafissatou Diallo's request for a special prosecutor, meaning that a Manhattan judge's order to drop all criminal charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn is now official. This completes a stunning reversal of fortunes for the ex-IMF chief. In his first public statement since being charged with sexually assaulting hotel maid Diallo, Strauss-Kahn says that the past months have been "a nightmare" for him and his family and that they're looking forwarding to returning to France. Her civil suit against him remains.

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