Former IMF boss claims $1m from Guinean hotel maidBy TAMBA JEAN-MATTHEW | Tuesday, May 15 2012 at 18:15
Disgraced former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has sued the Guinean woman who claimed he had forced her to have sex in New York hotel last year.
This comes after a civil suit filed by Ms Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel worker, in which she is seeking damages from the Frenchman.
The New York Post newspaper reported Monday that Mr Strauss-Kahn lodged his complaint in a New York court against Ms Diallo for “falsely” accusing him of rape.
Mr Strauss-Kahn further complains of being subjected to unlawful pursuit and imprisonment, defamation and wilful infliction of emotional stress.
The Frenchman is also suing for “degrading and humiliating” conduct inflicted on him, such as bodily search and photographs taken of him almost naked.
Mr Strauss-Kahn accuses Ms Diallo of “deliberately and intentionally making false statements” to law enforcement agents culminating in the loss of his job at the head of the IMF and potentially as President of France, a position he was angling for.
Mr Strauss-Kahn had said the sexual act was consensual, which Ms Diallo denied.
He was eventually discharged by a New York court, which found Ms Diallo’s evidence contradictory.
Back in France, Mr Strauss-Kahn has since become embroiled in another scandal about call girls.
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