NY maid’s civil charges against DSK ‘suspended’
Sydney: The legal battle involving shamed former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and a New York hotel maid, who accused him of sexually assaulting her last year, has been indefinitely suspended.
David Bookstaver, a spokesman of the Superior Court of Bronx County, said that both parties were still negotiating in the civil suit and countersuit, and there was no need for a court appearance at the present time.
The lawyers for Strauss-Kahn and the maid Nafissatour Diallo were to have appeared on Tuesday before Judge Douglas McKeon in the Bronx County court, The Herald Sun reports.
Strauss-Kahn was arrested on May 14, 2011 on charges he had attacked Diallo in a room at the Sofitel Hotel and forced her to perform oral sex on him.
The criminal case against him was dropped due to doubts about the reliability of the maid`s account.
In May 2012, the court allowed Diallo`s civil law suit to go forward and dismissed Strauss-Kahn`s lawyers` appeal that he had diplomatic immunity at the time of the alleged assault on the housekeeper.
Strauss-Kahn later filed a USD 1 million countersuit against the maid.
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