A March 15 hearing has scheduled for a lawsuit filed by the woman who accused former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of raping her in a Manhattan hotel.
Banon claims Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her while she was interviewing him in 2002.
Attorneys Kenneth Thompson and Douglas Wigdor said people deserve to hear Strauss-Kahn “answer pointed questions about his conduct.” They note Guinean maid Nafissatou Diallo answered questions in July interviews and gave a detailed account of the May 14 encounter.
Strauss-Kahn, his wife and daughter left the rented house Saturday afternoon, carrying luggage. He didn’t say where he was going, but French media have reported he was expected to board a plane to Paris on Saturday.
The lawyer for the woman who accused former International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault reportedly said Saturday that he believes prosecutors plan to dismiss some or all of the charges.
Prosecutors are looking into whether the maid’s lawyers and Strauss-Kahn’s attorneys talked about a potential deal after prosecutors developed doubts about her credibility, sources said.
A hotel maid who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault, briefly spoke Thursday afternoon to group of supporters in Brooklyn.
Attorney Kenneth Thompson said Wednesday that the meeting went well, and focused on tapes of two conversations his client had with an incarcerated friend shortly after Strauss-Kahn’s arrest.
Nafissatou Diallo accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn back in May. The scandal forced him to resign post as head of the International Monetary Fund, but earlier this month, prosecutors questioned the accuser’s credibility, saying she told them a series of lies.
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.
Legal experts say it could be knotty, but not impossible, for prosecutors to try to introduce any allegations beyond the actual attempted rape and other charges stemming from Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s May encounter with a Manhattan hotel maid.
French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn is venturing farther from New York City after his house arrest on an attempted rape charge was lifted.
An increasingly loud discussion is shaping up between legal experts who say the case is doomed and advocates who argue the prosecution should proceed despite questions about the accuser’s credibility.
Previously set for July 18, the closely watched court date is now scheduled for August 1 as prosecutors weigh what to do about a case rocked by questions about the accuser’s credibility.
Lawyers for Dominique Strauss-Kahn spent more than two hours on Wednesday trying to convince prosecutors to drop the sexual assault charges against him.