DSK Has March Court Hearing on Maid Lawsuit

Criminal charges were dropped last year, but the maid is seeking monetary damages.

Thursday, Feb 23, 2012  |  Updated 10:51 AM EDT
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DSK Maid Makes Public Statement [Raw]

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DSK Maid Makes Public Statement [Raw]

Last month before prosecutors moved to dismiss the case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, his accuser, Nafissatou Diallo, made her first public appearance. See her statement here.
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Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has a March 15 New York court hearing on a lawsuit filed by the woman who accused him of sexually assaulting her in a Manhattan hotel.

Prosecutors dropped criminal charges against Strauss-Kahn last year, but his accuser has continued to seek monetary damages in civil court.

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 wants the lawsuit dismissed because he says he had diplomatic immunity. He isn't required to attend the March court session.

The woman who says she was attacked is Nafissatou Diallo. Her lawyer, Kenneth Thompson, says she is "looking forward to her day in court and can't wait to get to trial."

See a timeline of the case here.

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