Maid's attorneys: Strauss-Kahn stalling in NY case

AP News
Posted: Oct 27, 2011 5:18 PM
Maid's attorneys: Strauss-Kahn stalling in NY case

Lawyers for a New York City hotel maid whose civil lawsuit accuses former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault say he's purposefully stalling.

Attorneys for Guinean immigrant Nafissatou Diallo (na-fee-SAH'-too dee-AH'-loh) filed a court document Monday. They want permission to investigate while a Bronx judge decides whether to dismiss the case. Under law, all investigation must stop until a ruling is made on whether the case goes forward.

Strauss-Kahn's lawyers say Diallo's request is unlawful.

Her attorneys say Strauss-Kahn wrongly subpoenaed records from Manhattan's Sofitel hotel, where she claims he attacked her in May. They say the subpoenas happened during a legal gray area before his dismissal request was technically filed.

The married Strauss-Kahn admits an inappropriate sexual encounter with the maid but insists there was no violence. A criminal case against him was dropped.