US prosecutors to meet Strauss-Kahn lawyers: report

6th July 2011, Comments 0 comments

New York prosecutors will meet with the lawyers of Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Wednesday to discuss the increasingly difficult sexual assault case against the former IMF chief, CNN reported.

The news network cited a source with knowledge of the case. Neither the lawyers nor prosecutors could immediately be reached for comment.

The case against Strauss-Kahn suffered a major blow last week when prosecutors cast doubt on the credibility of the maid at the luxury Manhattan hotel who accused Strauss-Kahn of assaulting and attempting to rape her on May 14.

Last week Strauss-Kahn -- a prominent French politician once seen as in line for the presidency -- was released from house arrest after prosecutors disclosed their doubts about the Guinean-born maid.

US media have since reported that prosecutors plan to drop the charges.

On Tuesday a French writer filed a complaint alleging that Strauss-Kahn attempted to rape her about eight years ago, indicating he could face further legal woes if and when he returns to France.

Strauss-Kahn resigned from the International Monetary Fund in May to battle the US charges, leading to a change in leadership at the global lender during the Greek debt crisis threatening the eurozone.

© 2011 AFP

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