Restaurant opened by Strauss-Kahn accuser closed after fire

9th March 2015, Comments 0 comments

A New York restaurant opened by the maid who accused ex-International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault has been forced to close temporarily because of a fire, it was confirmed Monday.

Nafissatou Diallo's bombshell 2011 allegations ultimately led to Strauss-Kahn's resignation from the IMF and wrecked his dreams of mounting a challenge for the French presidency.

Diallo, originally from Guinea, opened her restaurant "Chez Amina" last year after reportedly reaching a $1.4 million settlement with Strauss-Kahn in a civil suit.

Debris could be seen inside the restaurant in the Bronx borough, while a sign on the door said it was closed due to fire.

"We recently had a fire in the kitchen, thankfully no one was hurt," a notice on the restaurant's Facebook page explained.

"As a result we will be closed until further notice for repairs. Please be patient with us."

© 2015 AFP

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