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Strauss-Kahn seeks dismissal of civil suit by maid
September 26, 2011 / 8:16 PM / in 6 years

Strauss-Kahn seeks dismissal of civil suit by maid

NEW YORK, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn asked a judge on Monday to dismiss a civil suit filed by a hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault, saying he was immune from such a suit under international law when it was filed.

His lawyers filed a motion to dismiss the suit in a New York state court in the Bronx on Monday.

A grand jury had indicted Strauss-Kahn, the former managing director of the International Monetary Fund, based on the woman’s accusation that he had forced her to perform oral sex in a luxury suite on May 14, but prosecutors later asked a judge to drop the criminal charges because they had lost faith in her credibility, and the judge dismissed the case. (Reporting by Joseph Ax; Editing by Daniel Trotta and Eric Walsh)

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