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Strauss-Kahn court date postponed

Dominique Strauss-Kahn's much-anticipated court date in his New York City sexual assault case has been postponed for more than three weeks as prosecutors continue investigating.

Strauss-Kahn's lawyers said they have agreed to put off the August 1 date to August 23.

They say they hope that by then, prosecutors will have decided to dismiss the case.

The Manhattan district attorney's office had no immediate comment.

Strauss-Kahn is the former leader of the International Monetary Fund.

He faces attempted rape and other charges after being accused of attacking a hotel housekeeper who came to clean his suite May 14. He denies the charges.

Prosecutors said on July 1 that the case had weakened because the maid had lied to them about her background and was inconsistent about her actions right after the encounter.

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