"Nothing Changes" to Charges Against DSK
WASHINGTON - "Nothing changes" to the allegations against Strauss-Kahn, said on Friday to the New York Times a lawyer for the alleged victim, whose testimony would be on the verge of collapse according to the U.S. daily.
- In an email to the newspaper, Mr. Kenneth Thompson has not denied reports published Thursday by the prestigious newspaper. But he said that "nothing changes the fact which is very important that Dominique Strauss-Kahn has committed a violent sexual assault in a hotel room at the Sofitel".
- The former head of the IMF was arrested May 14 after accusations of a Guinea maid aged 32 saying he had tried to rape her.
- The New York Times reported Thursday night that the prosecution case was on the verge of collapse, investigators have uncovered links between the maid and drug traffickers. She would have spoken by phone to one of them, less than 24 hours after the scandal broke, citing the financial incentive to pursue the charges.
- Ennaharonline/ M. O.