Maid hits Strauss-Kahn with civil suit
The maid accusing former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault filed a civil lawsuit against him yesterday.
The lawsuit, which follows criminal charges against the Frenchman, repeats the version of events that the woman who accused him has told.
“Believing he was immune from the laws of this country, defendant Strauss-Kahn intentionally, brutally and violently sexually assaulted her and in the process humiliated, degraded, violated and robbed her of her dignity as a woman,” according to the complaint, which does not seek specific damages.
Lawyers for Strauss-Kahn, 62, said that the civil suit shows his accuser is motivated by money.
The maid says she will give evidence that Strauss-Kahn harassed and assaulted other women in the past.
The assault “left her life and her young daughter’s life in shambles,” the suit reads. It alleges physical, emotional and psychological injuries and seeks compensatory and punitive damages, along with attorneys’ fees.