DSK Requests Dismissal of Maid’s Civil Suit

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Nafissatou Diallo (L), the hotel maid that accused former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her in a New York City hotel, and her attorney, Kenneth Thompson (R) leave the courthouse after meeting with prosecutors in New York on August 22, 2011. Thompson suggested Monday that the charges against the one-time French presidential hopeful had been dropped, after a key meeting in New York. "The Manhattan attorney, Cyrus Vance, has denied the right to a woman to get justice in a rape case," Thompson said.       AFP PHOTO/TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Nafissatou Diallo (L), the hotel maid that accused former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her in a New York City hotel, and her attorney, Kenneth Thompson (R) leave the courthouse after meeting with prosecutors in New York on August 22, 2011. Thompson suggested Monday that the charges against the one-time French presidential hopeful had been dropped, after a key meeting in New York. "The Manhattan attorney, Cyrus Vance, has denied the right to a woman to get justice in a rape case," Thompson said. AFP PHOTO/TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images) Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/2011 AFP

Attorneys for Dominique Strauss-Kahn filed a motion today in a Bronx court to dismiss Nafissatou Diallo's civil case seeking unspecified damages, arguing that the former IMF chief was protected by diplomatic immunity when the suit was filed. Diallo's lawyers argue that DSK is not a diplomat, paid for his own hotel room, and was here on personal business. [Bloomberg]