DSK Countersues Diallo for $1M

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn and his wife Anne Sinclair return to their residence in Georgetown after paying a visit to the IMF headquarters in Washington on August 29, 2011.      AFP PHOTO/STR        (Photo credit should read -/AFP/GettyImages)

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    The fallen French politician isn’t going down without a fight. Dominique Strauss-Kahn has filed a $1 million countersuit against the Manhattan maid who accused him of sexual assault a year ago. In court papers filed Monday, DSK said Nafissatou Diallo had made “a malicious and wanton false accusation” that resulted in a lost French presidential bid and ruined “other professional opportunities.” Diallo’s lawyer has called DSK’s countersuit a “desperate ploy.” Strauss-Kahn may be forced to return to New York to face the civil case after a judge rejected his diplomatic immunity claim earlier this month. French officials are also investigating new allegations that the former IMF chief sexually assaulted a French prostitute at a Washington Hotel in 2010.

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