Attorney for Strauss-Kahn accuser seeks special prosecutor
August 22nd, 2011
01:31 PM ET

Attorney for Strauss-Kahn accuser seeks special prosecutor

An attorney for the hotel maid who accused former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault filed a motion Monday asking a judge to halt proceedings in the case and appoint a special prosecutor.

The move comes hours before Nafissatou Diallo and her attorney, Kenneth Thompson, are scheduled to meet with prosecutors. Thompson said Sunday that he believes prosecutors intend to announce at that meeting they will drop charges against Strauss-Kahn.

"We're calling for a special prosecutor to prevent Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance from irreparably damaging Ms. Diallo's right to have her criminal case go to trial, " Thompson said.

The motion cites allegations of "abuse of confidence, unfair treatment and bias and prejudices," by Vance that make him unfit to try the case. Vance's office declined to comment on the motion.

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soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. WOT

    What color is your mother, she should have threw you away, gem!

    August 23, 2011 at 2:22 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mr. Rogers

    Can you say conspiracy theory? I thought you could.

    August 23, 2011 at 2:45 am | Report abuse |
  3. Mr. Rogers

    So Bushy-tail had Margie whacked? Is that whatcha talking about, Willis? Kind of talking treason-ish, aren't ya? Re-Reynold's Wrap you head, dear. Kool-Ade's cold.

    August 23, 2011 at 3:14 am | Report abuse |
  4. Canadian Genius

    I don't really have a comment on this, except to say, OMG that guy looks like a tall version of Gary Coleman.

    August 23, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
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