Dominique Strauss-Kahn and the maid who accused him of trying to rape her agreed to settle her lawsuit, resolving a legal saga that ended his term as head of the International Monetary Fund and derailed a potential French presidential bid.
Former International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by a hotel maid who accused him of trying to rape her, the New York Times reported, citing unidentified people with knowledge of the matter.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. will ask a judge to dismiss sexual-assault charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn because they’d be difficult to prove beyond a reasonable doubt, former prosecutors predict.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. should be replaced by a special prosecutor in the case of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the lawyer for the hotel housekeeper who accused him of sexual assault told a judge.
A recorded conversation by the woman who accuses Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her in a New York hotel was mischaracterized regarding her remarks about the former International Monetary Fund chief’s wealth, her lawyer said.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former International Monetary Fund chief criminally charged with sexually assaulting a hotel housekeeper, was sued by the woman for what her lawyer called “violent and deplorable acts.”
If Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. had decided to codename his investigation of former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, he might have called it “Operation Rock and a Hard Place.”
The sexual-assault case against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn will be pursued along with an investigation of false statements by his accuser that have “raised concerns,” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said.