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Strauss-Kahn Returns To France After Collapse Of Sexual Assault Case

Dominique Strauss-Kahn (center) court with his wife Anne Sinclair (left), and attorney Benjamin Brafman after a hearing in New York on August 23.
Former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has returned home to France after the collapse of a criminal case against him for sexual assault.

Strauss-Kahn and his wife flew out of New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport late on September 3, arriving in Paris early the next day.

Strauss-Kahn resigned as managing director of the IMF after he was arrested in New York in May on charges of sexually assaulting a housekeeper at a Manhattan luxury hotel.

On August 23, a New York judge dismissed all charges against the 62-year-old Strauss-Kahn after prosecutors acknowledged they had doubts about the credibility of the housekeeper.

Strauss-Kahn, who had been the pollsters' favorite to win next year's presidential election in France before the scandal, has denied any wrongdoing.

His lawyers say any sexual contact he had with the housekeeper was consensual.

compiled from agency reports

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