Strauss Kahn rape case delayed again

July 27th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

New York, July 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Former International Monetary Fund Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s appearance in court has been postponed until the 23rd of August. The postponement became necessary because investigators have pleaded for more time to look into the case.

A spokeswoman for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., Erin Duggan, issued a statement to the press saying, “The investigation into this pending criminal case is continuing. We will have no further comment.”

Strauss-Kahn is currently walking free after he was released from house arrest. This is the second straight time that the hearing has been pushed to another date. Strauss-Kahn has been charged with sexual assault and attempted rape after he was accused by a hotel maid of trying to forcibly have sex with her.

Strauss-Kahn has maintained his innocence throughout the trial. In a publication this month, The New York Post reported that the accuser of Strauss-Kahn was in fact a prostitute. The hotel maid strongly denied the publication and recently gave an interview to ABC television and the Newsweek magazine during which she said she was fed up with all the false rumors and stories that were being brought on her. She has since sued The New York Post who insists that their story is credible.

The accusations have already caused Strauss-Kahn his job at IMF. His political ambition in his native homeland of France has also been placed in jeopardy.

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