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Prosecutor drops Strauss-Kahn case involving French writer

The Paris prosecutor's office has dropped a probe into charges that Dominique Strauss-Kahn tried to rape a French writer.

October 13, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Paris prosecutor's office has dropped an investigation into allegations that Dominique Strauss-Kahn tried to rape a French writer.

The office said Thursday that it dropped the case due to a lack of sufficient proof.

Officials said the former International Monetary Fund chief admitted to sexual aggression against writer Tristane Banon but that it's too late to prosecute for that charge, because it happened in 2003.

The writer said Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her during an interview.

Strauss-Kahn resigned from the IMF's top job earlier this year in the wake of a scandal involving a New York maid.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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