NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — 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.At Least 1 Dead In Long Island Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak
The March hearing is being held to deal with issues that have to be resolved before a trial, which has yet to be scheduled.
Strauss-Kahn was indicted by a grand jury last year and paraded before the cameras after Diallo claimed she was sexually assaulted.
But the case was dropped when the Guinea native was caught lying about a number of issues in her past, raising significant credibility questions.
Strauss-Kahn returned to France after the charges were dropped and called his encounter with Diallo a “moral failing.”READ MORE: Kyla-Simone Sobers-Batties Released From Hospital 2 Weeks After Being Shot In Head By Stray Bullet At Brooklyn Park
The lawsuit, which was filed in August of 2011, claims Diallo “did not know that defendant Strauss-Kahn was the head of the IMF…” at the time of the incident in May.
It also corrects media reports that she continued working after the alleged attack, saying “contrary to some reports, at no point and time did Ms. Diallo go back and clean.”
Strauss-Kahn’s lawyers have asked the lawsuit be dismissed because he says he had diplomatic immunity. He isn’t required to attend the March court session.
Diallo’s lawyer, Kenneth Thompson, says she is “looking forward to her day in court and can’t wait to get to trial.”MORE NEWS: Suffolk County Officials Urge Residents To Check Out 'Smart 911' App To Help Emergency Responders Save Lives
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