A mix of disgust and apathy pervaded on Paris streets about the case.
‘‘It’s disgusting. He’s disgusting. The money is disgusting,’’ Parisian Carmen Letourner told the AP near Strauss-Kahn’s residence. ‘‘He’s a sex maniac.’’
Another Parisian, Jean-Marc Dicicco, expressed relief that the case would now be drifting out of the headlines: ‘‘I think that there are much more important events in life than this affair.’’
Contributing to this report were Associated Press writers Tom Hays in New York and Jamey Keaten in Paris, and videographer Jeff Schaeffer in Paris.