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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  1. One on One

    yeah, a SPECIAL PROSECUTOR, one no doubt that will take a BRIBE!

    August 22, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Andreas Moser

    A victim has no "right" to a criminal trial.

    August 22, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Oleg

    El es muy bueno.

    August 22, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |

    this is such a waste of time... makes it bad for other victims...

    August 22, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  5. tooney

    I agree. Now when skaaaanks pretend they were attacked so they can sue for lots of money, things might be harder for them. Notice she was a colored person. Gross. I seriously doubt he tried to get it on with a colored girl.

    August 22, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fran

      You mean to tell me because some one is black that makes them gross!!! white men with their very little winnis.... cannot satisfy their wives who have to go look for "gross" black men to to it..!!!

      August 22, 2011 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  6. gem

    Colored people rarely use deodorant or take baths with soap. It is part of their culture.

    August 22, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fran

      pot calling kettle black.. We all know the truth. Whites do not shower

      August 22, 2011 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©


    August 22, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    I had this scam tried on me by a hotel maid. I knew that this woman was lying from the first time I saw this case reported.
    Think: why would Strauss-Kahn have to ra-
    pe this woman when he could have had twenty of the best call
    girls in NYC at the same time?
    He would have had to have a fetish for housekeepers.

    August 22, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Cleareye

    There are many penalties for being dishonest. One is that people will not believe you in the future, no matter the facts of a claim.

    August 22, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. fernace

    Actually Strauss-Khan has a bit of a reputation with the ladies & is known for his agressive come ons! I think it would be against his massive playboy ego to pay for it! Having said that, Diallo did make up a r.a. p. e story years back as an immunity ploy (to get into the US, or another nation)! She may have been molested by S-K this time, but with her history, she's the maid that cried "wolf"! They're both guilty of hideous behavior! This also serves as a moral: women should never cry "wolf," because 1 day the wolf will come back & bite you in the butt! It is a serious offense that is belittled by false accusations, which makes it harder for those who are actually r. a. p. ed! There's enough stigma surrounding this issue, we don't need to make it harder on ourselves!

    August 22, 2011 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  11. fernace

    Strauss-Khan should be handed his passport & be on a red-eye back to France, where they just give a Gallic shrug to his "exploits!" "Nosferatu Diablo" (pun intended) should be glad she has a job & fade from media attention immediately, if not sooner!!

    August 22, 2011 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  12. big jim

    10 4 good buddy. We gonna have us a convoy !

    August 22, 2011 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Margie Shoedinger (rip)

    Margie had raype charges filed on George W. Bush in Decenber, 2002. Three months later, she was dead. They don't just raype US financially, they raype us physically too, and with impunity. This goes deeper than democrat and republican ya know.

    August 22, 2011 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Monica Lewinsky

    I would have spread 'em for George too if he were a democrat. What's Margie's problem?

    August 22, 2011 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  15. One on One

    Aww, Monica, I wouldn't ask about anyone else's problems, Just cool your *jets* baby
    @ Margie, carry on..

    August 22, 2011 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
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