French prosecutors drop gang rape probe against ex-IMF chief
LILLE, France, (AFP) - French prosecutors said Tuesday they were dropping a probe into accusations that the disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn took part in a gang rape in the United States.
Mr Strauss-Kahn had denied any criminal wrongdoing in the incidents investigated, which involved evenings with prostitutes and took place in Washington in late 2010, while he was still International Monetary Fund boss.
The Belgian woman who was supposed to have been the victim of the alleged rape wrote to French police in August to say she had consented to sex acts and was not pressing any charges, said the prosecutor's office in Lille.
It added in a statement that as there was no offence committed, a preliminary investigation was now being shelved.