A Bronx judge today pushed forward the sex-assault lawsuit against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, calling his claim of diplomatic immunity a desperate “Hail Mary.” The former International Monetary Fund chief tried to claim international protection in a civil lawsuit against him last August by Nafissatou Diallo, who claims he sexually assaulted her in a “violent and sadistic attack” in the Midtown Sofitel Hotel last year. 

“Confronted with the well-stated law that his voluntary resignation from the IMF terminated any immunity which he enjoyed, Mr. Strauss-Kahn threw [legally speaking that is] his own version of a ‘Hail Mary’ pass,” State Supreme Court Justice Douglas McKeon wrote in a 12-page decision.

The ruling allows Diallo’s lawyers to move forward with their lawsuit and eventually force DSK, through subpoena, to return to New York for deposition.

Read it at NY Post.