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Jul062011

Maid in Strauss-Kahn Case Sues over Prostitute Allegations

Shannon Stapleton-Pool/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The hotel chambermaid at the center of the case involving sexual assault charges against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn (DSK) has sued The New York Post for calling her a prostitute.

The 32-year-old immigrant from Guinea contends the newspaper is guilty of libel for recently publishing stories and headlines that screamed, "DSK Maid a Hooker," "DSK ‘Refused to Pay’ Hooker Maid for Sex" and "She Saw Johns While in DA Protection!"

The maid claims the newspaper knew the information was false and printed it anyway, adding, "In an apparent desperate attempt to bolster its rapidly plunging sales, Defendant New York Post ran a series of defamatory articles."

According to the lawsuit, the maid, who worked at Sofitel Hotel in Manhattan where she claimed Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her, accused the Post of subjecting her to "humiliation, shame, scorn, emotional injury, embarrassment, loss of standing in the community, loss of self-esteem, public disgrace, severe and extreme emotional distress and ridicule throughout the world."

Prosecutors are said to have found holes in the alleged victim's accusations against Strauss-Kahn, who was freed from house arrest last week and could soon have all the charges against him dropped.

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