Hotel Maid Sues Strauss-Kahn for Assault

August 9, 2011  |  

(AP) — A hotel maid who accused former International Monetary Fund boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault sued him Monday over what she calls a “violent and sadistic” attack.  Lawyers for the maid, Guinean immigrant Nafissatou Diallo, wrote in the lawsuit that Strauss-Kahn “intentionally, brutally and violently sexually assaulted Ms. Diallo and in the process humiliated, degraded, violated and robbed Ms. Diallo of her dignity as a woman.”  Lawyers for Strauss-Kahn said the lawsuit has no merit.  “We have maintained from the beginning that the motivation of Mr. Thompson and his client was to make money,” attorneys William Taylor and Benjamin Brafman said, referring to Diallo’s lawyer, Kenneth Thompson. “The filing of this lawsuit ends any doubt on that question.”

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