A New York City judge is expected to rule by the end of the week on whether to throw out a hotel maid’s lawsuit claiming that Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted her.
It’s unclear when a judge will decide whether the case should be allowed to go forward toward a trial, which Nafissatou Diallo’s lawyers say she eagerly awaits.
Strauss-Kahn’s passport was returned to his lawyers Thursday, a person familiar with the matter said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the passport’s return, which was done privately.
On Tuesday, Appellate Court Judge Michael Obus agreed to drop the sexual assault charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn. The former head of the International Monetary Fund then spoke out for the first time
Diallo, once described as “brave” and “unwavering” by prosecutors, left the meeting dissatisfied. According to court papers filed Monday, District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. will recommend that all charges be dismissed.
Lawyers for Diallo said their client faces a difficult recovery from an encounter with ex-International Monetary Fund boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn that left her violated, humiliated and degraded.
Attorneys for the maid and for writer Tristane Banon kept quiet about what they had discussed as they emerged from a roughly two-and-a-half hour session in the Manhattan district attorney’s office Tuesday.
There were new calls Sunday for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance to keep the sex assault case against former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn alive.
The woman is accusing the Post of libel. It stems from stories the Post ran labeling her a “hooker,” “prostitute” and saying she “traded sex for money.” Meanwhile, a French writer launched a rape complaint against Strauss-Kahn in his home country.
Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn left the townhouse he was renting and stepped into a vehicle with his wife Saturday afternoon, a day after a judge lifted his house arrest on attempted rape charges.
Following the indictment of former International Monetary Fund managing director Dominique Strauss-Khan, Albany Lawmakers were considering a bill requiring better protections for hotel employees.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former head of the International Monetary Fund and once a leading candidate for the French presidency, had previously declared his innocence and had been expected to fight the charges.
The former head of the International Monetary Fund is scheduled to face a judge Monday morning to enter a plea in his sex assault case.
With his wife Anne Sinclair at his side, Strauss-Kahn got into a black vehicle outside the $50,000-a-month TriBeCa town home around 7:30am.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn spent his first day in his new home in Tribeca on Thursday. The ex-International Monetary Fund chief is serving house arrest in a $50,000-per-month townhouse.
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