Sept. 3 - Former IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn departs Manhattan. Rough Cut. (no reporter narration).
Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn departs Manhattan. Last month, a New York judge dropped all criminal sexual assault charges against former IMF chief leaving him free to return to France and rebuild a shattered career. The decision ended a case that brought three months of sordid headlines on both sides of the Atlantic about a hotel maid who accused Strauss-Kahn of attempting to rape her in his luxury Manhattan hotel suite and forced her to perform oral sex. Prosecutors took the rare step of requesting dismissal of the charges after they had discovered contradictions in the maid's story and said they now questioned her credibility. Strauss-Kahn had been a favorite to run as the next president of France before he was hauled from a first-class seat on a flight from New York to Paris and arrested on May 14. He resigned from the IMF four days later.