FREED, SORT OF

Prosecutors Agree to Release DSK

Dominique Strauss-Kahn is now free to move about the country. Prosecutors will retain his passport, but the bail conditions that kept him restricted to a Manhattan townhouse have been lifted, and his $1 million bail has been returned. The stunning reversal comes after prosecutors revealed their case was not as solid as they once thought. They said the woman who has accused the former IMF head of rape admitted lying about her application for asylum and on her taxes. More relevant to the case, she admitted lying about the events of the alleged assault: It turns out that after Strauss-Kahn left, she cleaned a nearby room, then returned to Strauss-Kahn's and cleaned it, and only then called her supervisor to report the assault. Strauss-Kahn and his team seemed pleased with the ruling, issuing a statement commending the judge for heeding their doubts about the accuracy of the woman's statements. The accuser's lawyer said that just because there were “mistakes” in her immigration forms “does not mean she is not a rape victim."