Just a few weeks ago, the case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn looked iron-clad.
Physical evidence linked the former International Monetary Fund leader to the hotel maid accusing him of sexual assault.
Her version of events was unwavering, and police and prosecutors called her credible.
Now, prosecutors are rethinking whether they can even go forward with the case after finding that Strauss-Kahn's accuser wasn't truthful about her background and the aftermath of the alleged attack.
But they haven't questioned her account of the encounter itself, at least publicly.
The details sketch out a legal conundrum: prosecutors who may still have faith in the accusation but not in the accuser's prospects of helping them prove it.
The Manhattan district attorney's office would say only that it was still investigating.