Dominique Strauss-Kahn Released from House Arrest as Accuser's Credibility Questioned

France awoke Friday to the unexpected news that the case against French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn -- accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid in New York -- appeared to be crumbling.

Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn was released from house arrest Friday amid new revelations about his accuser in an alleged sexual assault, but criminal charges weren't dismissed.

New York prosecutors have serious questions about the housekeeper's credibility and will seek a substantial reduction Friday in Strauss-Kahn's bail, a person familiar with the case said.