Dominique Strauss-Kahn Strikes Back Against Hotel Maid

Below is the response filed by Dominique Strauss-Kahn this week in the lawsuit brought against him by Nafissatou Diallo.

Defendant’s counterclaims – that is, his affirmative claims against Ms. Nafissatou – begin on page 8.  Specifically, his counterclaim is for damages arising from Ms. Diallo “knowingly and intentionally making a false report to law enforcement authorities and others that Mr. Strauss-Kahn had sexually assaulted her, when she knew in fact such allegation to be untrue.”

Mr. Strauss-Kahn is alleging five causes of action – for (1) malicious prosecution, (2) abuse of process, (3) false imprisonment, (4) defamation, and (5) intentional infliction of emotional distress – and is seeking at least $1 million, punitive damages, attorneys’ fees, and costs.