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August 27, 2011
Was it right to drop the rape charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn?
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August 9, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK - A hotel maid who accuses ex-International Monetary Fund boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault sued him yesterday, seeking unspecified damages as a result of what she calls the "violent and sadistic" attack in a room at the upscale Sofitel hotel. Lawyers for the maid, Guinean immigrant Nafissatou Diallo, wrote in the lawsuit that Strauss-Kahn "intentionally, brutally and violently sexually assaulted Ms. Diallo and in the process humiliated, degraded, violated and robbed Ms. Diallo of her dignity as a woman.
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May 23, 2011 | Associated Press
NEW YORK - The New York apartment where the former IMF leader is under house arrest on sexual-assault charges has become a tourist hot spot. Yesterday, open-top buses passed by, with cameras pointed at the luxury high-rise in lower Manhattan where Dominique Strauss-Kahn, 62, was holed up with his wife, Anne Sinclair, who put up his $1 million bail and $5 million bond. The economist is accused of attacking a maid in his hotel suite. He has denied the allegations. A crowd of international reporters and onlookers is gathering around the clock outside the 21-story Empire Building at 71 Broadway, across from Wall Street.
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July 20, 2011 | Associated Press
NEW YORK - If the New York sexual-assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn ever goes to trial, much will doubtless be made of his accuser's background. But what about his? Prosecutors have already hinted they might like to peer into the past of the former International Monetary Fund leader, known as DSQ. At his first court appearance in the Manhattan-maid case in May, a prosecutor noted reports of "similar" conduct abroad - an apparent reference to a French writer who has now brought a criminal complaint in Paris about an alleged attempted rape by Strauss-Kahn in 2003.
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July 5, 2011 | Associated Press
PARIS - Dominique Strauss-Kahn faced a potential new sexual-assault investigation yesterday after a young French writer said that she would formally accuse him of trying to rape her during a 2002 book interview - a dizzying turn of events just as fortunes seemed to be brightening for the former chief of the International Monetary Fund. With France debating his possible return to presidential politics, Strauss-Kahn swiftly hit back at author Tristane Banon's plans to take him to court over the attempted-rape accusations, labeling her account "imaginary" and countering with his own plans to file a criminal complaint of slander.
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July 12, 2011 | Associated Press
NEW YORK - Dominique Strauss-Kahn's next court date in his New York sexual-assault case was postponed Monday, with prosecutors invoking a need for further investigation and defense lawyers saying they hoped it would lead to the end of the tumultuous case. Previously set for July 18, the court date is now scheduled for Aug. 1 as prosecutors weigh what to do about a case rocked by questions about the accuser's credibility. The Manhattan District Attorney's Office told the judge in a letter that the postponement was "to facilitate both parties' continued investigation," but Strauss-Kahn's lawyers said they hoped the district attorney would "make the necessary decision to dismiss the case" against the 62-year-old ex-International Monetary Fund leader.
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August 23, 2011 | BY ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK - New York City prosecutors asked a judge yesterday to dismiss all criminal charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn because they aren't sure beyond a reasonable doubt that the hotel maid who created a cross-continental sensation by accusing him of sexual assault is telling the truth. The Manhattan district attorney's office said in court papers that the accuser, Nafissatou Diallo, repeatedly gave false information to investigators and grand jurors about her life, her past and her actions following her encounter with the French diplomat.
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September 5, 2011 | By Greg Keller and Sarah Dilorenzo, Associated Press
PARIS - The last time he boarded a flight for Paris, Dominique Strauss-Kahn was on the verge of announcing his candidacy for president, and in some quarters his victory was considered certain. Four months after being dragged off that plane in New York to answer accusations that he attempted to rape a hotel chambermaid, the former IMF chief arrived in Paris on Sunday to a gaggle of reporters that would be the envy of any politician on the campaign trail. But a poll and analysts indicate that his politicking days are over.
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May 20, 2011 | Associated Press
NEW YORK - A judge agreed yesterday to free former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn from a New York City jail on the condition that he post $1 million in bail and remain under house arrest, under the watch of armed guards, at a private apartment in Manhattan. The bail decision came less than a day after Strauss-Kahn resigned as managing director of the International Monetary Fund. The 62-year-old banker and diplomat wore an expression of relief after Supreme Court Justice Michael J. Obus announced his decision in a packed Manhattan courtroom.
NEWS
July 9, 2011
There may be some valid criticism of the rape case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, but prosecutors were right not to let his stature close their ears to the charges of a lowly chambermaid. On May 14, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund was removed from a New York City flight to Paris and arrested. Under a New York law, prosecutors were forced to either indict him within five days or release him under his own recognizance. Given the time constraints and the possibility of Strauss-Kahn's fleeing, it is easy to see why the case went forward, especially since it seemed to stand on much firmer ground.
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April 27, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Union are riding a high with a three-game unbeaten streak, and they play a team this week with just one win and two goals. Yet it might be the toughest game of the season. On Saturday the Union will visit the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium, in Foxboro, Mass. This will be the first home game for the Revolution since the Boston Marathon bombings. The Revolution are coming off last week's 4-1 loss in Harrison, N.J., to the New York Red Bulls. And while that was an emotional game, with the fans of both teams entering the stadium together, this one is home, about 40 minutes from downtown Boston.
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December 12, 2012 | By Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press
NEW YORK - Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn and a hotel maid settled her lawsuit Monday over sexual-assault allegations that sank his political career and spurred scrutiny of his dealings with women on two continents. State Supreme Court Justice Douglas McKeon announced that after lengthy negotiations in the suit brought by Nafissatou Diallo, the parties "came together and put terms of a settlement on the record. " The amount of the settlement was kept confidential.
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November 30, 2012
Strauss-Kahn, maid may settle NEW YORK - Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and a hotel maid who accused him of trying to rape her have reached an agreement to settle her lawsuit against him, a person familiar with the case said. The person spoke Thursday to the Associated Press on the condition of anonymity to discuss the private negotiation. The details of the deal were unknown. Strauss-Kahn lawyer William Taylor wouldn't comment. Lawyers for the housekeeper, Nafissatou Diallo, didn't respond to phone and e-mail messages.
NEWS
November 30, 2012
WASHINGTON - Three weeks after the election, Mitt Romney made it to the White House. For about 90 minutes. Over a private lunch on Thursday, President Obama and Romney had some white turkey chili, Southwestern grilled chicken salad and - from the reports of it - the kind of actual conversation that never happens while two presidential nominees are bashing each other's ideas during a campaign. They shook hands in the Oval Office. They spoke of American leadership in the world. They pledged to keep in touch.
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May 5, 2012 | By Angela Charlton, ASSOCIATED PRESS
PARIS - French investigators are studying accusations that Dominique Strauss-Kahn may have been involved in a rape during a sex party in a Washington hotel in 2010 while he was chief of the International Monetary Fund, a judicial official said Friday. Strauss-Kahn, via his lawyers, denied any violence and said he's the subject of a public "lynching campaign. " The prominent economist, once a top contender for France's presidency, has seen his career and reputation crumble since he was accused of sexual assault in a New York hotel a year ago. Investigating judges in the northern French city of Lille have asked for prosecutors' permission to broaden a suspected prostitution probe to examine claims of rape in Washington in December 2010, said an official at the Lille prosecutor's office.
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May 3, 2012 | By Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press
NEW YORK - A hotel maid's sexual assault lawsuit against Dominique Strauss-Kahn can go forward to trial, a judge ruled Tuesday, rebuffing the former International Monetary Fund leader's diplomatic-immunity claim. Bronx state Supreme Court Justice Douglas McKeon's ruling kept alive the civil case that emerged from a May 2011 hotel-room encounter that also spurred now-dismissed criminal charges against Strauss-Kahn, then a French presidential hopeful. The episode was the first in a series of allegations about his sexual conduct that sank his political career.
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March 29, 2012 | By Colleen Long and Jennifer Peltz, ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK - As a deepening sex scandal surrounds Dominique Strauss-Kahn, his lawyers tried Wednesday to end a lawsuit over the hotel-room encounter that spurred international scrutiny of his behavior toward women. At a hearing that centered on a complicated corner of international law, they tried to persuade a judge that the former International Monetary Fund chief has diplomatic immunity from a hotel maid's lawsuit claiming he sexually assaulted her. Her accusations prompted criminal charges that ultimately were dropped, but they touched off a growing slate of allegations about his conduct.
NEWS
March 29, 2012 | By Chris Dolmetsch, Bloomberg News
Dominique Strauss-Kahn's lawyers asked a Bronx judge Wednesday to dismiss on diplomatic-immunity grounds a lawsuit filed by the hotel maid who accused the former International Monetary Fund head of trying to rape her. Lawyers for Strauss-Kahn, 62, said he was entitled to such protection as head of the IMF and requested that New York Supreme Court Justice Douglas McKeon throw out the complaint. Attorneys for Nafissatou Diallo, 33, the maid, said Strauss-Kahn was using the argument as a delay tactic.
NEWS
March 28, 2012
Peacekeepers on standby for Mali BAMAKO, Mali - The body representing nations in western Africa suspended Mali on Tuesday and is putting a peacekeeping force on standby, a potential threat to the soldiers who seized power in the country last week. Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara, the rotating chair of the Economic Community of West African States, told reporters that a delegation of five African presidents would head to Mali within the next 24 hours to try to "restore constitutional order.
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March 27, 2012 | By Michel Spingler, Associated Press
LILLE, France - Dominique Strauss-Kahn was handed preliminary charges Monday alleging he was involved in a French prostitution ring, his lawyer said. The former International Monetary Fund chief denied wrongdoing. It was a stunning blow on the home front for Strauss-Kahn, a onetime French presidential contender whose sexual behavior has been in the spotlight over the last year. The French charges come two days before a New York court takes up a civil case in which a hotel maid accuses Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her. In Lille on Monday, investigating judges summoned Strauss-Kahn for questioning and held him for about eight hours.
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