Sex case against Strauss-Khan dropped
The French inquiry into sex assault allegations against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been dropped by the prosecutor’s office.
It said there had been “recognised sex acts”, but that there was prescription, Reuters news agency reports.
French writer Tristane Banon had accused Mr Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape in 2003.
Her accusation emerged while Mr Strauss-Kahn was accused of rape in New York; that case was later dropped.
More details to come later. (BBC)