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.