Strauss-Kahn sues for $1 million

By Staff | May 15, 2012 | Last updated on May 15, 2012
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Dominique Strauss-Kahn is suing the hotel housekeeper who accused him of sexually assaulting her last year. He claims she seriously damaged his reputation with her allegation and that whatever happened was consensual.

The former International Monetary Fund leader and French presidential hopeful has now struck back with a $1 million defamation claim of his own—a year after maid Nafissatou Diallo’s lawsuit.

Following her lawsuit, Strauss-Kahn was arrested and resigned from the IMF. He spent some time behind bars and three months under house arrest.

The case was dropped, however, after prosecutors found she lied about her background and changed her account of her actions following the supposed assault.

The rival civil suits are both filed in New York state court in the Bronx, where a judge has ruled against Strauss-Kahn’s bid to claim diplomatic immunity and have the maid’s action thrown out. staff


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