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Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn speaks outside the building where he has been living in New York after a hearing at Manhattan state Supreme court Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011.  A New York judge dismissed the sexual assault case against Strauss-Kahn, but the order is on hold until an appeals court rules on his accuser's request for a special prosecutor. (AP Photo/David Karp)

Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn speaks outside the building where he has been living in New York after a hearing at Manhattan state Supreme court Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. A New York judge dismissed the sexual assault case against Strauss-Kahn, but the order is on hold until an appeals court rules on his accuser's request for a special prosecutor. (AP Photo/David Karp)

A judge in New York today dropped all criminal charges against form International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

The end of the case brings to a close an extraordinary three-month ordeal for Strauss-Kahn. In May, he was arrested and removed from an Air France jet on the ground at JFK airport, after Nafissatou Diallo, a 33-year-old maid at a Manhattan hotel, accused him of sexually assaulting her when she was cleaning his room. Diallo still has a civil lawsuit pending against Strauss-Kahn.

We did two shows on the high-profile case, examining both the string of powerful men accused of sexual misconduct and exploring the implications of the Strauss-Kahn case.

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