July 1 - Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was released without bail at a New York court hearing for his sexual assault case on Friday. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
(ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was released without bail on Friday after a dramatic court hearing where the sexual assault case against him appeared to shift in his favor. The turnabout could upend French politics. Strauss-Kahn, 62, was a strong candidate for the 2012 French presidential election until his May 14 arrest and subsequent charges on attempted rape of a hotel maid in New York. At a hearing to seek changes to his bail conditions, prosecutors said the credibility of the woman at the center of the case had been thrown into question.