Strauss-Kahn Rape Case Dismissed

August 24, 2011  |  

(AP) — Dominique Strauss-Kahn, his wife by his side, walked to a Manhattan courtroom through shouting protesters carrying signs that read: “Put the rapist on trial — not the victim.”  Just hours later, the French diplomat was a free man — his attempted rape case formally dismissed.  The former International Monetary Fund leader can leave the United States after he’s handed back his passport — which could happen as soon as Wednesday — but he will return to France to face an uncertain future that includes another investigation into an alleged sexual assault.  “I can’t wait to get back to my country, but there are some things I have to do first,” he said in French outside the posh Tribeca town home where he was kept under house arrest.

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