Monday, August 22, 2011

Vance Will Ask for Dismissal

Le procureur de New York a informé la défense de Nafissatou Diallo qu'il demandait l'abandon des poursuites contre Dominique Strauss-Kahn, lundi 22 août. Kenneth Thompson, l'avocat de Mme Diallo, a dénoncé un "déni de justice" au sortir de son entretien avec Cyrus Vance. Suivez les faits en direct sur Le (AFP)
Prosecutors in the office of Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the Manhattan district attorney, have filed papers officially requesting that all charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, be dropped.
The papers, known as a dismissal on recommendation, were filed at 3:20 p.m. in Manhattan Supreme Court.
At about the same time, the lawyer for the hotel housekeeper who accused Mr. Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault emerged from a brief meeting with prosecutors Monday afternoon to offer harsh criticism of Mr. Vance. Read More:


Cincinna said...

This just in from le Figaro:
"Relation sexuelle entre DSK et Diallo (Vance)"

"Dominique Strauss-Kahn et Nafissatou Diallo ont bien eu une relation sexuelle, probablement "non consentie", mais les mensonges "accablants" proférés par la femme de chambre rendent la poursuite de la procédure impossible, a affirmé aujourd'hui le procureur de Manhattan Cyrus Vance.

Bien que non concluantes, les preuves réunies au cours
de l'enquête "correspondent à une relation sexuelle non-consentie", a indiqué le bureau du procureur, qui a demandé aujourd'hui au juge chargé de l'affaire d'abandonner les poursuites contre l'ancien patron du FMI."

"Free as a bird, guilty as sin"

Anonymous said...

French networks report that DSK has been 'blanchi' meaning, I gather, absolved of any fault. Yet what can be read in English is slightly different.
Can you explain the different?

Arthur Goldhammer said...

DSK has not been absolved. The prosecutors simply said that since they cannot believe the witness beyond a reasonable doubt, they can't ask a jury to do so. They don't give their private thoughts about what happened, but they do say that the evidence cannot prove the absence of consent in a court of law.