Former Managing Director International Monetary Fund (IMF) Dominique Strauss-Kahn has filed a lawsuit for a million dollars against Nafissatou Diallo, a New York hotel clerk who reported sexual assault a year ago and who is accused of defamation and false charges.
Lawyers for the French politician at a New York court filed a lawsuit in which they ask Diallo “at least” a million dollars “for damages resulting from false accusations that willfully and knowingly” poured on him. “It should surprise no one that Strauss-Kahn file a lawsuit against Diallo for their false accusations. Is directly responsible for his arrest and imprisonment, and their extraordinary pain, anguish and expenses, “said one of his lawyers, William Taylor, in a statement.
Taylor further explained that Diallo’s behavior must have ‘consequences’ and Strauss-Kahn said that “not going to take everything she did, and his effort to take advantage of it without fighting.” According to the lawsuit as “direct result” of “the perverse and unfounded false allegations” of Diallo, Strauss- Kahn suffered “deprivation of liberty” and “the loss of his job as managing director of the IMF and other career opportunities”, also suffered “significant damage her professional and personal reputation in the U.S. and around the world.” A DSK, as known to the French politician and economist, says the letter, the case also has caused him “emotional distress” and specifically Diallo accused of providing “false information and falsifying evidence in the New York Police and prosecutors Manhattan ‘and lying to the grand jury.
Strauss-Kahn wants the Bronx district court before which filed the lawsuit provides for compensation to be received, but notes that it “can not be in any case less than one million dollars,” and wants the woman to pay their attorneys’ fees and court costs. The case against DSK media began exactly a year ago, on May 14, 2011, with his arrest in the interior of an airplane at the airport John F. New York Kennedy, as he prepared to travel to Paris, after the police would receive the sexual assault complaint filed by Diallo. The woman accused of having Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted in a “sadistic, intentional, brutal and violent” when it entered the hotel room where he stayed for cleaning. In this new demand, DSK says he and the hotel employee started “mutually consensual sexual acts” after which she left the place, waited for the politician to leave and then denounced “false” acts that “did not have nor by power and violence.”
After going through Rikers Island and be under house arrest in New York, which opened criminal proceedings against him culminated when he was free of charge last August, when the prosecution asked to dismiss the case for lack of credibility of women. Diallo’s lawyers appealed to the civil courts on 8 August with a lawsuit accusing the former IMF Managing Director having sexually assaulted his client, a Guinean immigrant. That case will go to trial after the judge rejected a request in early May the diplomatic immunity of the European politician and economist.