She appeared on the front page of every newspaper in the world with his hands cuffed like a real criminal. Accused of raping a maid at the Sofitel, was incarcerated in a prison's most dangerous U.S. and indicted by a grand jury. Under pressure he was forced to resign his position as Managing Director of IMF and down his candidacy for president of France. However, the city attorney of New York, Cyrus Vance, was officially reversed the case brought against Dominique Strauss-Kahn yesterday asking the Supreme Court in Manhattan to raise the seven charges filed last three months. It was the confirmation of one of the most embarrassing fiascos of the United States legal history.
Rumors suggesting that Vance was a request to close the case was launched against Strauss-Kahn began to circulate when it transpired that Nafissatou Diallo, the maid who accused him of raping her, had lied in their statements. However the documents to be formally terminated the case were presented just yesterday afternoon. DSK's defense lawyers, William W. Taylor III and Benjamin Brafman, issued a statement immediately appreciate that the decision to Cyrus Vance. "We have maintained from the beginning of this case that our client was innocent. We have also maintained that there was every reason to believe that Strauss-Kahn's accuser was not credible. Mr. Strauss-Kahn and his family are grateful that the prosecutor took our concerns seriously and reached its own conclusion not to proceed with this case. "The statement said.
On the eve of the hearing to be held today to formally close the case, Cyrus Vance received yesterday afternoon at his office to Diallo to inform their decision. At the end of the meeting, his defense lawyer Kenneth Thompson questioned and criticized the prosecutor. "The District Attorney Manhatthan, Cyrus Vance, has denied a woman the right to justice in a rape case," said Thompson. "Not only has given her back to this victim, but it has turned its back on the forensic evidence, medical and physical is in this case. If the prosecutor in Manhattan, which has been chosen to protect our mothers, our daughters, our wives and our loved ones, not going to defend when there is rape or sexual assault, who is going to do? " he said.
Diallo was standing next to him but he uttered no word. It all started last May 14 when this immigrant from Guinea entered the room where he was staying at the Sofitel DSK. According to Diallo, he emerged from the bathroom naked and forced her to perform oral sex. Forensic experts later found former Managing Director of semen on the carpet and on the shirt of Diallo. From the outset, defense lawyers insisted that the DSK sexual relationship he had with Diallo had been agreed. Shortly after Vance was found that much of the Diallo statements were false. But what finally convinced that Vance trial if he lost, was the telephone conversation that Diallo had with a drug dealer who is serving a prison sentence, who told him not to worry about what had happened and "The man has a lot of money."