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.
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.
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.
Banon claims Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her while she was interviewing him in 2002.
NBC says the season opener of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” will deal with an Italian dignitary accused of rape.
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.