PARIS, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- French court on Tuesday dropped charges accusing ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of gang rape in late 2010 in Washington, the United States, local media reported.
Prosecutor of Lille court, in northern France, decided to take no further investigation into alleged gang rape involving Strauss-Kahn due to insufficient evidence after a witness withdrew her statement, the report said.
In May, Lille court opened a probe to investigate on an incident "that could be described as gang rape" in which Strauss-Kahn could have forced sex with a prostitute with the help of his friends.
The scandal-hit former French finance minister had already been questioned over his alleged involvement in an illegal prostitution ring which supplied women to clients in the city's luxury Carlton hotel and for abuse of corporate funds.
Being on fire of a judicial investigation over charges of sexual assault and attempted rape on a hotel maid in New York last year, Strauss-Kahn was forced to quit the IMF and to keep a distance to France's political life.
French prosecutors open probe against Strauss-Kahn over gang rape
PARIS, May 21 (Xinhua) -- French prosecutors on Monday opened a preliminary investigation into alleged gang rape involving the ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, local media reported.
Citing prosecutors in Lille, the report said the probe will investigate on an incident "that could be described as gang rape" dated late 2010 in Washington, the United States, where Strauss-Kahn could have forced sex with a prostitute with the help of his friends. Full story
Strauss-Kahn files countercharge against hotel maid
NEW YORK, May 15 (Xinhua) -- Former International Monetary Fund (IMF) head Dominique Strauss-Kahn is filing a civil lawsuit against the former hotel maid who accused him of sexually assaulting her in a hotel in New York City, seeking at least 1 million U.S. dollars in damage.
In the lawsuit filed on Monday in New York State Supreme Court in Bronx, Strauss-Kahn, 63, denied all wrongdoing and accused Guinean-born Nafissatou Diallo of "knowingly and intentionally making a false report to law enforcement authorities." Full story