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Strauss-Kahn rape case hearing delayed again

The court date in the attempted rape case of former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been postponed to Aug. 23, his lawyers said on Tuesday, adding they hope charges will be dismissed by that date.

It is the second such delay in the highly charged case.

"We have consented to a postponement of the status hearing before Judge Obus from August 1 to August 23," Strauss-Kahn's lawyers, Benjamin Brafman and William Taylor, said in a statement.

"We understand the District Attorney is continuing to investigate. We hope that by August 23, he will have reached the decision to dismiss," they wrote.

Strauss-Kahn was arrested on May 14 after Nafissatou Diallo, a 32-year-old Guinean maid at the upscale Sofitel hotel, accused him of sexual assault. In recent weeks, speculation that prosecutors might dismiss the case has grown as concerns about Diallo's credibility have emerged.

Diallo broke her silence on the events of that day, giving interviews to Newsweek and ABC which have generated massive publicity in recent days.

Strauss-Kahn has denied the allegations. Prosecutors did not immediately return calls for comment.

 

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