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Strauss-Kahn Settles Civil Suit

Figure rumored to be several million dollars

(Newser) - The saga of Dominique Strauss Kahn's alleged rape of housekeeper Nafissatou Diallo came to a close today, at least as far as the law is concerned, with Strauss Kahn settling a suit from Diallo for an undisclosed sum. Diallo arrived at a Bronx courthouse today wearing a leopard-print scarf,... More »

Maid Settling Strauss-Kahn Suit, Likely for Millions

Move also ends New York Post spat

(Newser) - The hotel maid who sued Dominique Strauss-Kahn for alleged sexual assault is due to sign off on a multimillion-dollar settlement today, the New York Daily News reports. A Bronx court has called for an interpreter for Nafissatou Diallo, pointing to an end to the case. An earlier report, denied by... More »

Strauss-Kahn, Hotel Maid Saga Coming to End

Legal wrangling could finally be over as news of settlement emerges

(Newser) - The criminal charges were dropped last year; now, Dominique Strauss-Kahn and hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo are settling her lawsuit over claims he tried to rape her, a source tells the AP . The settlement, whose terms are likely to be kept secret, is poised to mark the end of a long... More »

Strauss-Kahn Lawsuit: He Hates Women

Nafissatou Diallo argues rape part of a pattern of misogyny

(Newser) - Nafissatou Diallo has added a new wrinkle to her lawsuit against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, arguing that he hates women and that his alleged rape of her hence amounted to gender violence, the Guardian reports. "Strauss-Kahn's conduct towards women generally is, and more specifically his sexual assault of Ms. Diallo... More »

DSK Sues Hotel Maid for $1M

Dominique Strauss-Kahn implies that she kept him from the French presidency

(Newser) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn apparently thinks Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid who claimed he sexually assaulted her, cost him the French presidency. He filed a $1 million countersuit yesterday, the anniversary of his arrest , accusing Diallo of “knowingly and intentionally making a false report to law-enforcement authorities," thus costing him... More »

Judge Denies Strauss-Kahn Diplomatic Immunity

He'd already left the IMF when Nafissatou Diallo filed her suit

(Newser) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn can't get out of a civil suit from the housekeeper who accused him of sexually assaulting her by claiming diplomatic immunity, a judge ruled today, calling Strauss-Kahn's attempt to do so "his own version of a Hail Mary pass." Strauss-Kahn had already resigned his... More »

DSK Hotel Footage Leaked

Both sides claim security footage backs up their version of events

(Newser) - Security camera footage from the hotel where a maid accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her has been leaked to a French TV station—and both sides say it backs up their accounts. In the Sofitel Hotel footage, the former IMF chief can be seen calmly paying his bill and... More »

DSK: Maid Gave Me a Look That Said 'Quickie'

It was 'consensual, but stupid,' Strauss-Kahn says in new biography

(Newser) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn said when he stepped naked from the shower to see the Manhattan hotel maid who later accused him of rape, their eyes met and he read an invitation to "precipitous but consensual" sex, says a new biography out today. But he still considers the encounter "stupid"... More »

Clues Are Adding Up: Was DSK Framed?

Details of Dominique Strauss-Kahn's visit to Sofitel suggest conspiracy

(Newser) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn: a vile rapist, or the victim of a brilliantly executed political plot? An article in The New York Review of Books combs through room key records, a hotel video, and details of a lost Blackberry during the fateful day—May 14, 2011—when DSK had a sexual encounter... More »

DSK Meets With French Accuser

Investigators question Strauss-Kahn and Tristane Banon

(Newser) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn came face-to-face with his other accuser today, as he and Tristane Banon —the French woman who says DSK attempted to rape her—met with investigators. The two were questioned jointly, a practice sometimes used in France as officials determine whether to pursue a case. The meeting was... More »

DSK Claims Diplomatic Immunity In NYC Case

Lawyers for ex-IMF boss seek to have civil case tossed

(Newser) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn's lawyers have asked a judge to dismiss a civil case brought against him by a hotel maid who claims the former IMF chief sexually assaulted her. The Frenchman's lawyers argue that at the time the suit was filed he was still covered by diplomatic immunity under... More »

DSK Admits 'Moral Failing,' Denies Rape

Tonight's French TV appearance could draw record audience

(Newser) - Making his first public appearance since his arrest on rape charges in New York four months ago, Dominique Strauss-Kahn admitted today to a moral failing: "What happened was more than an inappropriate relation. It was an error," the former IMF chief said on French television. "I regret... More »

Strauss-Kahn Charges Dropped

Prosecutors say they don't believe accuser beyond reasonable doubt

(Newser) - A New York judge dropped all charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn today, officially closing the criminal case, CNBC reports. The dismissal came at the District Attorney’s office’s request, after prosecutors said they had lost faith in alleged victim Nafissatou Diallo, whose testimony had changed repeatedly. “If we do... More »

Prosecutors to DSK Judge: Drop Charges

Say accuser's story riddled with holes, lies

(Newser) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s accuser lied to prosecutors again and again, they allege in a court document full of what two sources to the New York Post call “bombshells.” The document calls for the case against Strauss-Kahn to be dismissed on grounds that Nafissatou Diallo—the alleged assault’s... More »

Source: DA to Drop Charges Against DSK

He could go free Tuesday; accuser feels 'abandoned'

(Newser) - Prosecutors will ask a judge to drop all criminal charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn in a court hearing on Tuesday, which could allow him to go free immediately, a source tells the New York Post . The Manhattan DA will seek dismissal because Nafissatou Diallo, the maid accusing Strauss-Kahn of rape, faces... More »

DSK Lawyers Slam Leaked 'Rape' Report

Medical report states maid's injuries caused by rape

(Newser) - With less than a week to go until Dominique Strauss-Kahn's next court hearing, a leaked hospital report has reopened hostilities between his lawyers and those of the maid who says he attacked her. Medical notes from Nafissatou Diallo's first visit to a hospital after the May incident state:... More »

Maid Sues 'Sadistic' Strauss-Kahn

Seeks unspecified damages in civil lawsuit

(Newser) - A hotel maid who accuses ex-IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault sued him today over what she calls a "violent and sadistic" attack that left her life "in shambles." Lawyers for Guinean immigrant Nafissatou Diallo wrote that Strauss-Kahn "intentionally, brutally, and violently sexually assaulted Ms.... More »

DSK's Former Lover Comes to His Defense ... Kinda

There was probably a 'forced relation,' but 'he is who he is,' she says

(Newser) - A woman who claims to have had a nine-month affair with Dominique Strauss-Kahn in 1997 acknowledges that he can be sexually aggressive, but says that for her, "it was about passion, not about brutality." When she first heard of Nafissatou Diallo's allegations against Strauss-Kahn, the woman believed... More »

DSK Accuser Speaks at Church: 'Why Me?'

Nafissatou Diallo makes first public appearance

(Newser) - Nafissatou Diallo made her first public appearance last night, drawing more than 200 members of the media to Brooklyn's Christian Cultural Center to hear her speak. The New York Times calls her two-minute speech "halting, nerve-racked, soft-spoken-to-the-brink-of-inaudibility," and reports that she ended with a question: “I’... More »

Lawyer: Taped Chats Prove Hotel Maid Isn't a Liar

No evidence of extortion, says Nafissatou Diallo's lawyer

(Newser) - Nafissatou Diallo met with New York prosecutors for eight hours yesterday. On the agenda: listening to taped phone calls she had with an African immigrant inmate in an Arizona jail a short time after Dominique Strauss-Kahn allegedly sexually assaulted her, reports the Daily Beast . Diallo's lawyer says that the... More »

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