"DSK case dismissed," headlines Aujourd'hui, following news that the New York State district attorney, Cyrus Vance, has informed Nafissatou Diallo "that charges against her alleged aggressor," Dominique Strauss-Kahn, “are to be dropped.” The former managing director of the IMF had been accused of attacking Diallo, who worked as a chamber maid, in a New York hotel on 14 May.

"Doubts about the credibility of Nafissatou Diallo’s testimony left Vance with little hope of obtaining a unanimous verdict from a 12-member jury were the case to go ahead," explains the daily, which points out that the attorney’s discovery of "lies" told by the plaintiff had already resulted in DSK being granted bail on 1st July. Following a hearing scheduled for 23 August, which is expected to rubber stamp the state attorney’s decision, Strauss-Kahn "will be free to leave America immediately." However, that is not to say that he has been proved innocent. As the daily notes, "the termination of the criminal prosecution will not mark the end of the affair in the US, where it is expected to be followed by a civil case."