Attorney for Strauss-Kahn Accuser Rejects Upcoming Book as “Fantasy”

Posted December 1st, 2011 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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Attorneys for a hotel maid who accused former IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of raping her have dismissed accusations against her in a new book.

The French author of the book, Michel Taubmann, portrays maid Nafissatou Diallo as part of a conspiracy to derail Strauss-Kahn's political aspirations.

Before his May arrest in New York City, Strauss-Kahn was considered a leading candidate to run for president of France next year.

In book excerpts published in Paris Match magazine Thursday, Strauss-Kahn calls his encounter with Diallo a “stupid consensual relationship.”

Attorneys for Diallo, who accused Strauss-Kahn of attacking her in his hotel suite, have rejected the book as “complete fantasy.”

The writer claims the book is based on several interviews with Strauss-Khan, who was acquitted of the charges after prosecutors said Diallo lied about some specifics of the case.

Diallo's civil case against Strauss-Kahn has not been presented in court.

In a separate case, a French writer in October decided to drop civil rape charges against the former IMF chief.

Tristane Banon initially said she was considering a civil case after prosecutors dropped rape charges against Strauss-Khan.