On 1 July, prosecutors told the judge that they had reassessed the strength of their case in the light of the housekeeper's diminished , and the case against him was near collapse. Banon continues to tell the truth, and Mr. He was tipped to become the president of France until a lurid sex scandal turned him into a pariah. Paris Match mentions differing accounts of the alleged victim's looks, recounting how lawyers for Strauss-Kahn were apparently surprised by how unattractive she is. .
The 2013 short film, Aissa's Story, is based on Nafissatou Diallo's account of being raped by Strauss-Kahn. Those who know Mr Strauss-Kahn suggest that he may have benefited from the traditional French reluctance to probe the private lives of public figures. The couple were said to have owned properties in Paris, Washington and Marrakesh. Strauss-Kahn admitted a sexual encounter took place in the Sofitel hotel in May 2011 but insisted it was consensual.
In 2012 Mr Strauss-Kahn separated from his wife of some 21 years, Anne Sinclair. When she finally admitted that the story was fabricated, she at first said that she made up the attack to be consistent with her asylum application. He did not enter a plea, and his lawyer said he intends to plead not guilty. Following his release from house arrest on 1 July, The New York Times, among other media, speculated as to whether he could revive his political career.
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Strauss-Kahn denied Nafissatou Diallo's claims that he tried to rape her in a hotel suite The allegations of the attempted rape of a maid in New York were swiftly followed by allegations of sexual assault made by French writer Tristane Banon. D'habitude, précise Mark Gangadeen, cette musulmane portait un pantalon de couleur foncée, un foulard sur la tête avec un imprimé tribal, et des chaussures plates. On 17 May 2011, published the name of the housekeeper in a piece which included appraisals of her attractiveness. In the more than two hours we speak, it becomes clear that Strauss-Kahn is convinced that his downfall was choreographed by his political enemies. Pourquoi les caméras ont-elles été autorisées à entrer dans la salle d'audience alors qu'elles y avaient toujours été interdites? The confrontation between Strauss-Kahn and writer Tristain Banon, who claims he tried to rape her in 2003, was part of the police investigation into Banon's accusations conducted before authorities decide whether to press charges, Radio France Internationale reported. He was arraigned on June 6 and pleaded not guilty.
On 23 August 2011, all charges against Strauss-Kahn were dismissed as requested by the prosecution. Strauss-Kahn indicated that he will press ahead with reform of the 186-member country institution that helps oversee the global economy. He was elected Deputy Member of Parliament to the National Assembly 1986 , where he chaired the Finance Commission from 1988 to 1991. In the United States, the media does not normally identify by name persons making an accusation of rape. Between 1993 and 1997, he was in the private sector as a corporate lawyer.
As an academic, his research fields include household saving behavior, public finance, and social policy. Strauss-Kahn was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, on April 25, 1949 and spent his early years in Morocco. The two countries do not have an extradition treaty, and there is some troubled recent history between the United States and France. His defense team hired a private detective agency to investigate the housekeeper's past.
The prosecution has the burden at trial to prove the guilt of an accused beyond a reasonable doubt. A separate suit against the , who had reported she was a prostitute, was settled at the same time. The six-minute encounter in May 2011 between Nafissatou Diallo and one of the world's most powerful men led to his resignation from the International Monetary Fund, ultimately ended his marriage and shattered his dreams of becoming French president. The case also inspired the 2014 French film , co-written and directed by and starring and. But now Dominique Strauss-Kahn, after sharing a stage this week with Emmanuel Macron and François Hollande, appears to have returned from the wilderness.
The remaining evidence is insufficient to satisfy the elements of the charged crimes. He could not be reached, and a spokesman for the Embassy of Kuwait declined to comment, citing the ongoing litigation. The suit also claimed that Al Manai sexually assaulted one of the women. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Strauss-Kahn's wife Anne Sinclair and daughter Camille have attended some of his court hearings In politics, though, Mr Strauss-Kahn seemed prepared to work for his rewards, taking up a seat in France's National Assembly for the town of Sarcelles, just outside Paris.