Judges investigating the case in the northern French city of Lille decided on Friday to go ahead with charges of aggravated pimping in a group.
Nafissatou Diallo said Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her when she arrived to clean his room at the Sofitel Hotel in May of last year. He said the encounter was consensual.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s attorneys William Taylor III and Amit Mehtathe say both parties have discussed a resolution, but no settlement has been reached with Nafissatou Diallo.
The criminal case against Strauss-Kahn was dismissed after prosecutors lost faith in Nafissatou Diallo’s credibility. She then filed a civil lawsuit accusing him of assault.
Bronx state Supreme Court Justice Douglas McKeon’s ruling kept alive the civil case that emerged from a May 2011 hotel-room encounter that also spurred now-dismissed criminal charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid who claims she was sexually assaulted by Dominique Strauss-Kahn last year, filed a lawsuit against him in August of 2011.
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.
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.
In the wake of the alleged sex assault involving a Manhattan hotel maid and a powerful international banker, a new video has surfaced.
Lawyers for the former International Monetary Fund head argued Strauss-Kahn is immune from a civil lawsuit under international law.
In his first interview since his sexual assault charges in New York were dropped, Dominique Strauss-Kahn appeared on French television to tell his side.
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.
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