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Prosecutors file motion to dismiss charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Nafissatou Diallo
Nafissatou Diallo, file AP Photo

(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - Prosecutors in New York have filed papers recommending that some or all the charges in the sexual assault case against Domnique Strauss-Kahn are dropped.

The filing was not immediately made public and details weren't released. 

Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel housekeeper who accused Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her, arrived with her lawyer Monday for a meeting at the Manhattan prosecutor's office .

The meeting was held a day before Strauss-Kahn is due back in court in the case, which spurred Strauss-Kahn to resign as head of the International Monetary Fund.

Prosecutors claim they don't have evidence proving a forced sexual encounter took place. Also, Diallo's history of lies and inconsistencies would make it impossible to ask a jury to believe her, a source said.

The developments will bring a formal end to the case at Strauss-Kahn's court date on Tuesday.

The case teetered after capturing international attention when Strauss-Kahn, a promising French presidential contender, known in his homeland as "the Great Seducer," was accused of a brutal and contemptuous attack on an African immigrant who came to clean his plush hotel suite. The stakes were high for Strauss-Kahn, who resigned his post as head of the IMF, spent nearly a week behind bars and then spent possibly hundreds of thousands of dollars on house arrest. They were equally as grave for District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr., who was handling the biggest case during his 18 months in office.

Diallo's attorney, Kenneth Thompson, told France's RTL radio on Sunday that Nafissatou Diallo, "feels abandoned by the Manhattan District Attorney." The questions raised about her credibility have made her feel "that she's being investigated more than Strauss-Kahn," he said.

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