Maid Nafissatou Diallo Sues Strauss-Kahn Over Alleged Sexual Assault

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There was bombshell development Monday in the Dominique Strauss-Kahn sex assault case. As prosecutors continued to weigh taking the case to trial, the accuser took action — suing him for damages.

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She’s already broken her silence, breaking down in public, adamant she was violated. Now, Nafissatou Diallo is going after the former head of the International Monetary Fund monetarily, claiming sexual assault, battery, false imprisonment and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

“The question really isn’t why, it’s why now?” prominent New York attorney Ronald Fishetti told CBS 2’s Derricke Dennis.

Fishetti is following the case, and said there’s no disputing something happened between Strauss-Kahn and Diallo.

In the lawsuit, she’s describes Strauss-Kahn as “a naked man with white hair… who…grabbed her breasts against her will…Pushed her into a bedroom…Attempted to forcibly make her perform oral sex on him…”

But Fishetti said filing suit now for unspecified monetary damages, gives Diallo a motive and Strauss-Kahn’s lawyers a reason to say, “you see? That’s why she’s making these allegations, for money,” Fishetti said.

Still, the lawsuit claims Diallo “did not know that defendant Strauss-Kahn was the head of the IMF…” at the time of the incident last May. It also corrects media reports that she continued working after the alleged attack, saying “contrary to some reports, at no point and time did Ms. Diallo go back and clean.”

“We crying everyday, we can’t sleep,” Diallo said during a recent press conference.

There’s no telling if her anguish will turn into dollars. Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance is still weighing whether Diallo’s story is credible enough to go forward with the criminal case at all.

And Fishetti said the lawsuit doesn’t help.

“I’d wait until the case was over, because if he was convicted, then she can sue and she wins automatically,” Fishetti said.

So once again, there’s no dollar amount attached to this lawsuit but an open-ended request for damages. Strauss-Kahn’s defense team released a statement Monday night saying they’ve maintained all along this is about money and will defend the case vigorously.

Do you think this is a legitimate claim or more of an attempted money grab? Please offer your thoughts in the comments section below.

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  1. TJ says:

    didnt her son take it up the A$$ from some cops years ago and win a lot of money? What a family!

    1. Andrew Bellucci says:

      Ahh, no. That was Abner Louima in Brooklyn. Amadou Diallo was shot at 51 times by the NYPD and killed in the Bronx. I’m sure they’re all the same to you, one Haitian, one African.

  2. PIKE BISHOP JR. says:

    SHE SHOULD GET PAYED WELL AFTER TO HAVING TO SEE THIS BLOATED NAKED TOAD..THE GREAT LADIES MAN..OH BROTHER IS THIS OLD FAT MAN NOT JUST A LOT OF GAS AND HOT AIR…HE IS A REPEAT RAPIST….THE OLD FART AT PLAY.

  3. Vernon Hell says:

    $10 ho files $10M lawsuit. All we need to know.

  4. edward says:

    If there was ever a doubt that money was not her chief objective, not justice, here is the proof.She should be deported and her attorney, who is advising her should be disbarred for her menace and on the technicalities of the lies she told to gain otherwise illegal entry into this country.
    Above all, she hurts the real victims of sexual assaults.

  5. Rebecca Johnson says:

    Rebecca,

    Gave DSK a blow j-b on her own free will. She will not get a penny if I am on the jury.

    DA do not waste taxpayers money. If the maid don’t want to work to get rich, then she must put some heels on in time square.

  6. Rebecca Johnson says:

    Rebecca,

    That bitc-h will not a penny if I am on that jury. This money sucking maid who wants to get rich as in coming to America will have to pay K Thompson herself.

    DA do not waste tax payers money. Giving interviews has not improved her credibility. She gave DSK a blow j-ob on her own free will. Scam artist— no free money.

  7. J says:

    Bottom line, as far as today is concerned; he is innocent until proven guilty. This is what American justice is about. Anything less is medieval.

  8. sean says:

    This is a real sad day for all women that have been sexually assaulted and will be assaulted in the future. What a shame. She is making a mockery of the justice system. Why not file your lawsuit in in the jurisdiction where you claim the assault took place?

  9. Soap says:

    Even those she is probably making this up, I hope she gets a few bucks.

    1. Soap says:

      though

  10. susan says:

    strauss kh will not show up in court as he can afford very expensive attornies to litigate for him..i dont feel this womans lawsuit will go very far for the same reason..her character has been disparaged too much..

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