CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 01, 2011
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(Studio: Armen Keteyian) The collapse of the sexual assault case against ex-IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn due to doubts about the credibility of the accuser examined; scenes shown from the courtroom where he was released from house arrest; details given about the accuser’s lies and the DNA evidence. [Strauss-Kahn’s attorney Benjamin BRAFMAN- says the next step will lead to a complete dismissal of charges.] [Accuser’s attorney Ken THOMPSON- says it doesn’t mean she’s not a rape victim.] Whether the accuser lied under oath discussed.
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.
(London: Mark Phillips) The impact of this case on Strauss-Kahn's political career in France, where he was once a contender for president, examined. [French political analyst Anne-Elisabeth MOUTET- says the French do not apologize.] [Radio France correspondent Christian ROUDAUT- notes the impact on how women are treated in France.]
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