Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Strauss-Kahn will now face French writer’s rape allegations

Strauss-Kahn will now face French writer’s rape allegationsNew York, Aug 25 : Former International Monetary Fund (IMF) head Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who recently walked free from US courts after judges dropped charges against him of raping a hotel maid, is now likely to face allegations that he attempted to rape a French writer in 2003.

Journalist and novelist Tristane Banon has filed an official complaint with police, who are now deciding whether charges should be brought in the French courts, the Daily Mail reports.

Her lawyer David Koubbi said that Banon has `no intention' of dropping the allegations despite the collapse of the New York case.


Prosecutors tell court to drop ‘lying maid’s’ criminal charges against Strauss Kahn

 Prosecutors tell court to drop ‘lying maid’s’ criminal charges against Strauss KahnNew York, Aug 23: US prosecutors have requested the court to drop criminal charges against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, saying the New York hotel maid, who accused him of sexually assaulting her, told lies `great and small.'

"After an extensive investigation, it is clear that proof of two critical elements - force and lack of consent, would rest solely on the testimony of the complaining witness at trial," prosecutors wrote in their recommendation.


Prosecutors move to drop charges against Strauss-Kahn

Prosecutors move to drop charges against Strauss-KahnNew York, Aug 23 : Prosecutors Monday asked New York state Judge Michael Obus to drop all charges against former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn for sexual assault and attempted rape.

"Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance has denied the right of a woman to get justice in a rape case," the attorney of alleged victim Nafissatou Diallo, Kenneth Thompson, said upon leaving a meeting with prosecutors.

"He has not only turned his back on this innocent victim but all of the forensic, medical and other physical evidence in this case," Thompson said of Vance.


Strauss-Kahn’s accuser’s offered to halt criminal case if civil settlement is reached

Strauss-Kahn’s accuser’s offered to halt criminal case if civil settlement is reachedNew York, Aug 20 : A lawyer representing the New York hotel maid who had dragged the former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss Kahn to court for sexually assaulting her, has said his client is ready to halt criminal case against Kahn if a civil settlement is reached.

The Daily Mail has quoted sources as saying that Kenneth Thompson, the attorney for Sofitel Hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo, has initiated discussions with Strauss-Kahn''s lawyers after serious weaknesses in the prosecution''s case began to emerge.


Strauss-Khan accuser suffered ‘rape, assault’ injuries, says leaked medical notes

Strauss-Khan accuser suffered ‘rape, assault’ injuries, says leaked medical notesNew York, Aug 18 : Leaked medical notes have confirmed that the New York hotel maid, who claimed she was sexually abused by former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, suffered `rape' and `assault'.

Nafissatou Diallo's lawyers have said the document is clear proof that their client was attacked by the French politician in New York in May, the Daily Mail reports.


Strauss-Kahn was ‘brutish’ with my hookers, says Manhattan madam

Strauss-Kahn was ‘brutish’ with my hookers, says Manhattan madamNew York, Aug 17 : "Manhattan madam" Kristin Davis has said that she was forced to ban former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn from using her services due to his `rough' and `abusive' behaviour.

Davis gave a detailed account of dealings with Strauss-Kahn in her blog, saying she was referred to him by Irma Nici, the Bosnian-born hooker who claimed to have bedded David Beckham.

She said that the French politician wanted `fresh faced younger American girls' for his two sessions, at a rate of 1,400 dollars an hour, in 2006, the Daily Mail reports.


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