Case against Strauss-Khan goes ahead
A hotel maid’s civil lawsuit alleging sexual assault by Dominique Strauss-Kahn can proceed to trial, a New York judge has said.
The judge rejected the former International Monetary Fund (IMF) head’s bid to have the case dismissed on the grounds of diplomatic immunity.
The woman, Nafissatou Diallo, says Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her in his hotel suite in May 2011. He denies it.
Prosecutors dropped criminal charges in the case last summer. (BBC)