NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 01, 2011
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(New York: Ron Allen) The stunning twist in the sexual assault case against former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn after the accuser’s credibility problems were revealed examined; scenes shown of Strauss-Kahn leaving court after he was released from house arrest; details given about the false statements from the accuser. [Strauss-Kahn’s attorney William TAYLOR- says it’s important to reserve judgment until the facts are all in.] [Manhattan district attorney Cyrus VANCE- says the investigation raised concerns about credibility.] [Victim’s attorney Ken THOMPSON- says it doesn’t mean she’s not a rape victim.] [Former prosecutor Paul CALLAN- wonders if the case will be dismissed.]
(Studio: Kate Snow) Live interview held with criminal defense attorney/former prosecutor Rikki Klieman about this case. [From Hampton Bays, New York, KLIEMAN – says the case is going to fall apart, or not; outlines what Vance has to do; comments on the accuser’s lies; notes Strauss-Kahn should be treated like every other person.]
(Paris: Martin Fletcher) The impact of this scandal on Strauss-Kahn's political career in France, where he was once a contender for president, examined; details given about the nationwide debate on the status of women. [In Paris, WOMAN – says his image is rotten.] [Strauss-Kahn’s political colleague Jack LANG- says he is a good candidate.] ["New York Times" Elaine SCIOLIN- notes the accuser’s credibility is going to harm the debate.]
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