1. ACCUSATIONS

    DSK Lawyers Try to Block Medical File

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 01:  Former IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn appears in Manhattan Supreme Court July 1, 2011 in New York City.  Strauss-Kahn, arrested on May 14 on sexual assault charges, is back in court for a bail hearing amid new reports surrounding the accuser's credibility.

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    Lawyers of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn attempted Tuesday to discredit a medical examination report that said Nafissatou Diallo’s injuries were caused by rape. The leaked medical file, from when Diallo went to the hospital after the alleged assault, claims her injuries are caused by “assault” and “rape,” according to the French newspaper L’Express. Diallo has accused Strauss-Kahn, one of the most powerful men in France, of attempting to sexually assault her in the Sofitel hotel, where she worked as a maid, in New York City on May 14. Diallo’s lawyer said the document proves an assault took place, while defense attorneys claim it is “misleading and deceitful” because it is almost entirely Diallo’s account.

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