NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The criminal case of alleged sexual assault against Dominique Strauss-Kahn may be falling apart, but that doesn’t mean his accuser won’t have her day in court.NYPD Investigating After Man Allegedly Threatens To Blow Up Brooklyn Synagogue, States 'Kill All Jews'
Strauss-Kahn’s legal team met with prosecutors on Wednesday to try to convince prosecutors to drop the sexual assault charges against him.
Sources say the District Attorney is holding out for a deal that would include Strauss-Kahn pleading to a misdemeanor. His attorneys, Benjamin Brafman and William Taylor III, are believed to be holding out for a complete dismissal of all charges.READ MORE: National Media Coverage Of Gabby Petito's Disappearance Raises Questions About Attention For Missing People Of Color
But Strauss-Kahn’s accuser could still pursue a her claim in a civil lawsuit, regardless what happens in the criminal case. It’s a route some others have taken successfully after high-profile criminal cases.
The housekeeper’s credibility would be a significant issue in any court case. But experts say different legal standards for civil and criminal cases could give her claims a greater chance of prevailing in civil court.
Strauss-Kahn has denied the attempted rape and other charges. Meanwhile, prosecutors are still weighing whether to pursue the case.MORE NEWS: Judge Lifts Temporary Pause On Vaccine Mandate For NYC Teachers And Other City Workers, Who Now Must Be Vaccinated By Monday
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