Even though rape charges against former International Monetary Fund chief and real life Pepe Le Pew Dominique Strauss-Kahn were dropped after prosecutors decided that a woman who has lied once has lied about everything ever, yesterday a judge in the Bronx ruled that Nafissatou Diallo's lawsuit against her accused attempted rapist can proceed.
The now-notorious DSK incident happened about a year ago in a $RIDICULOUS suite in a Manhattan hotel, where Diallo claims Strauss-Kahn attacked and tried to rape her. But after prosecutors uncovered inconsistencies in Diallo's testimony, charges were dropped and DSK was free to sail back to France on the thin film of mollusk-like mucus that carries him everywhere. Shortly after the New York City incident, a French writer alleged that Strauss-Kahn had similarly tried to assault her back in 2003. Though that case was deemed too old to try, charges relating to Strauss-Kahn's alleged involvement in a prostitution ring are currently working their way through the peristalsis of the French legal system.
Strauss-Kahn's lawyers claimed that his role with the IMF afforded him the same sort of immunity from prosecution or lawsuit in the Diallo case usually afforded to diplomats. Diallo's lawyers pointed out that Strauss-Kahn was on personal business in New York when the alleged incident occurred, and Bronx state Supreme Court Justice Douglas McKeon sided with Diallo. No word on what happens next or when, but whatever is to come probably involves Dominique Strauss-Kahn making creepy faces.