Rush to judgment comes back to haunt NY's finest as Strauss-Kahn walks
A series of questions regarding the accuser's credibility were raised early in the case, writes Orla Healy in New York
As he walked out of the courthouse in downtown Manhattan on Friday last, Dominique Strauss-Kahn's expression was surprisingly calm. Apart from one quick smile, the 62-year-old maintained a detached countenance, clasping his wife Anne's hand as he made a beeline for the black Lexus waiting on the curb in front of him.
DSK seemed oblivious to the mob of photographers and TV cameras lining his path. Ditto the horde of civilians with their hands stretched high trying to capture an image of the moment a supposedly slam-dunk turned inside-out.
Out of nowhere one question stopped the former head of the IMF in his tracks.