NY maid’s civil charges against DSK ‘suspended’

The legal battle involving Dominique Strauss-Kahn and a New York hotel maid has been indefinitely 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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