From the Daily News:
Hiram Monserrate's girlfriend is suing prosecutors, cops and hospital staffers for $35 million for conspiring to falsely charge the ex-pol with slashing her.
Karla Giraldo's complaint in Brooklyn Federal Court repeats the story she gave on the witness stand at Monserrate's trial last year, insisting the injury was a freak accident.
She paints a picture of a massive conspiracy aimed at framing her lover because he was a state senator at the time.
"All of the defendants conspired among each other and with each other to unlawfully detain and prevent plaintiff from leaving the hospital . . . until she would falsely accuse her boyfriend of assaulting her," the complaint states.
Monserrate, 43, is not identified by name. He was acquitted of felony charges, but convicted of misdemeanor assault against Giraldo, 31, for violently dragging her through his building lobby.
The narrative in the 24-page complaint begins with Giraldo's claim that she was "accidentally injured while being brought a glass of water" by her boyfriend and was cut by flying glass when it broke.
She claims he "transported" her to the Long Island Jewish Medical Center emergency room. A video showed Monserrate pulling Giraldo down the stairs of his apartment building.
While the gash in her face was being stitched, hospital workers pressured her to say Monserrate intentionally injured her during an altercation, she claims.
The suit also contends city detectives badgered her into making false statements against Monserrate, telling her he had other girlfriends and that his wife was at the stationhouse.
In what appears to be a new allegation, the suit claims NYPD Detective Stephen Vessa, who worked with Monserrate when he was a cop, told Giraldo "they're trying to flip you."