Strauss-Kahn NYC court date postponed to Aug. 23

By the Associated Press | July 26, 2011 | 4:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — 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 Tuesday they'd agreed to put off the Aug. 1 date to Aug. 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's 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 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.