New delay in the Strauss-Kahn case

July 26, 2011 1:33:06 PM PDT
Another month.

That's what Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance says his office needs to make a decision whether to proceed or abandon the sexual assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Money Fund.

The hotel maid, who has accused him of assaulting and trying to rape her, is now on a campaign to try to keep the charges alive. But her unusual going-public may backfire.

Word tonight that the D.A. will ask a judge to delay next week's court appearance until Aug. 23, so he can decide what to do.

Seems hard to imagine that this case would go forward - and it's likely that will create all sorts of protests from people who believe that Mr. Strauss-Kahn's wealth is behind all this.

But the truth would be that his status would likely work against him. The reality is that an accuser who has credibility problems makes for a lousy witness.

We'll have the latest on the controversial case, tonight at 11. And Nightline has a special edition with Robin Roberts' exclusive interview with the hotel maid, at 11:35 tonight.

Also at 11, I remember in high school the epitome of healthy eating was downing raw eggs. Orange Julius used to include them. And a friend of mine - in incredible shape - prided himself on cracking open an egg and swallowing it.

But now we're finding that raw eggs may not be so healthy. Tonight, Darla Miles finds it's one of 7 so-called "dirty foods" that we would be best-advised to avoid.

We'll also have any breaking news of the night, plus Meteorologist Jeff Smith (in for Lee Goldberg) with his AccuWeather forecast, and Rob Powers with the night's sports. I hope you can join Liz Cho (in for Sade Baderinwa) and me, tonight at 11.


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