New York maid hits Strauss-Kahn with civil lawsuit

By REUTERS
August 8, 2011 23:30

 
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NEW YORK - Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted a housekeeper in a "violent and sadistic attack" in his hotel suite in Manhattan in May, a civil lawsuit filed on Monday alleges.

The lawsuit repeats the version of events the woman who accuses him, Nafissatou Diallo, has told since she revealed her identity in media interviews in late July.

She says a naked Strauss-Kahn emerged from the bathroom in his $3,000-a-night suite at the Sofitel Hotel on May 14 and forced her to perform oral sex.

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