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Judge To Decide If Lawsuit Against DSK Will Move Forward

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Nafissatou Diallo (credit: Mario Tama/Timothy A.Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Nafissatou Diallo (credit: Mario Tama/Timothy A.Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A judge could decide Wednesday if the civil case against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn moves forward.

Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid who claims she was sexually assaulted by Strauss-Kahn last year, filed a lawsuit against him in August of 2011.

Diallo alleged Strauss-Kahn attacked her last May inside his room at the Sofitel Hotel, but the criminal case that was brought against him was dropped in August.

After the charges were dropped, Strauss-Kahn returned to France and called his encounter with Diallo a “moral failing.” He claims diplomatic immunity should protect him from the lawsuit.

The lawsuit claims Diallo “did not know that defendant Strauss-Kahn was the head of the IMF…” at the time of the incident in May.

A hearing is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon in the Bronx.

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