Hotel Maid Files Civil Lawsuit Against Dominique Strauss-Kahn

The Sofitel chambermaid who says she was attacked by the man once seen as the next president of France sued him for "violent and sadistic" sexual assault Monday in the plaintiff-friendly Bronx.

The New York Times reported Monday afternoon that Nafissatou Diallo, the woman who earlier this year accused former IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of rape, has just filed a civil lawsuit seeking money damages against him. The lawsuit was filed in the Bronx, where Diallo lives, and it contends that Strauss-Kahn should be held financially accountable for a sexual attack in a Manhattan hotel room that "humiliated, degraded, violated and robbed" her of "her dignity as a woman."

It isn’t exactly surprising news, but it is news nonetheless: The hotel maid who was allegedly assaulted by former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Monday filed a long-awaited civil suit against “DSK,” accusing him of a “violent and sadistic” sexual attack that has done her permanent damage.