A Bronx judge says a hotel maid can proceed with her civil lawsuit against Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
Supreme Court Justice Douglas McKeon issued the ruling this morning.
Lawyers for the former International Monetary Fund chief are claiming he should get diplomatic immunity.
Nafissatou Diallo claims the 63-year-old tried to rape her in a hotel room at the Sofitel in Midtown where she worked about a year ago.
In a statement, Diallo's lawyer said, "We have said all along that Strauss Kahn's desperate plea for immunity was a tactic designed to delay these proceedings and we now look forward to holding him accountable for the brutal sexual assault that he committed."
Strauss-Kahn has denied any violence took place during the encounter.
Criminal charges against him were dropped after prosecutors began to doubt the accuser's credibility.
Strauss-Kahn's lawyers also issued a statement Tuesday saying, "We are disappointed that the Court did not grant our motion to dismiss the civil suit against Mr. Strauss-Kahn. He is determined to fight the claims brought against him, and we are confident that he will prevail."