In the civil case Diallo vs DSK, the Judge has received a claim from the lawyers of DSK stating that he was covered by "diplomatic immunity" at the time of the alleged attempted rape.
When the accusation of attempted rape was being investigated by the NY prosecutor, the case did not reach court because Ms Diallo was judged to be an unreliable witness. This did not mean that DSK was innocent. There was important medical evidence which should have been explained in court.
During the criminal procedure DSK did not utter a word except to confirm that there was mutual consent to what happened. Now in the civil case he pleads "diplomatic immunity" through his lawyers.
With this questionable immunity he again wants to escape questions in court.
Everyone in France is now patiently awaiting to-morrow, Thursday, when DSK, on return from his holiday in Morrocco will be confronted with Tristane Banon who has accused him of attempted rape in 2003.
How will he plead to escape this time ?