Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 31 August 2014

Dominique Strauss-Kahn may sue maid

Former IMF leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn might take legal action after sexual assault allegations against him were dropped
Nafissatou Diallo accused former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually attacking her (AP)

Dominique Strauss-Kahn may take civil legal action against the hotel maid who accused him of sexually assaulting her in a now-dismissed criminal case, one of his lawyers said.

The former IMF chief, nicknamed DSK, could file his own claims to counter Nafissatou Diallo's ongoing civil lawsuit, said lawyer Benjamin Brafman.

He said: "That's certainly a consideration, because she did lie, and he has suffered enormous damages as a result of those lies."

A court on Tuesday dismissed attempted-rape and other charges against Mr Strauss-Kahn.

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