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The combination of sex, hotels and criminal charges seems to be a common theme in Dominique Strauss-Kahn's world, and it has landed him in another legal mess -- this time in the former IMF chief's homeland of France, where he's caught up in a case known there as the "Carlton affair."

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New York City’s hotels have agreed to arm housekeepers with personal panic buttons for use in emergencies, including the event of unwelcome advances from guests. The decision likely results from an increased concern for worker safety stirred up by the alleged sexual assault of a housekeeper by former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn last May.

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Prosecutors have filed to dismiss all charges against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, writing that his alleged victim "has not been truthful on matters great and small." Strauss-Kahn was accused -- and virtually convicted by many news reports -- of attempted rape in May.

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A state Supreme Court justice in Manhattan officially released Dominique Strauss-Kahn from house arrest Friday after hearing that prosecutors have serious issues with the hotel housekeeper whose credibility has been, until now, the cornerstone of their case. (more)

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