DSK charges in France dropped

FRENCH public prosecutors dropped an investigation yesterday into a writer’s accusation of attempted rape against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn due to lack of evidence.

The Paris public prosecutor’s office said evidence existed suggesting sexual assault but a prosecution on that lesser charge was not possible under the statute of limitations.

He was accused by writer Tristane Banon, a woman 30 years his junior, of attempted rape in a Paris flat where she went to interview him eight years ago.