A New York judge is expected to dismiss charges of sexual assault against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn later on Tuesday.
Prosecutors on Monday asked the city’s Supreme Court to drop the case brought by 32-year-old hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo.
They said she is no longer a credible witness because she repeatedly lied to investigators.
Kenneth Thompson, a lawyer for Diallo, said Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance has mishandled the case.
“He (Vance) has not only turned his back on this innocent victim, but he has also turned his back on the forensic, medical and other physical evidence in this case,” Thompson told reporters.
Prosecutors cite a recorded telephone conversation between Diallo and her jailed fiancé as one of the key details that damaged the accuser’s credibility.
Court papers say the couple discussed how they could benefit financially from pursuing the case against Strauss-Kahn.
The former French presidential contender was arrested on May 14 and was forced him to resign from the IMF days later.