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New twists in Strauss-Kahn case

The maid who accused the IMF boss of a violent sex attack is now being described as a “flawed witness”

Dominique Strauss-Kahn
Dominique Strauss-Kahn
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THE CASE AGAINST IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn has taken a new twist, with the maid who accused him of attacking her in his hotel room now being accused of lying.

According to the New York Times, the woman – who was a housekeeper at the Manhattan Sofitel hotel where the attack allegedly took place – has had her credibility put under question.

Some of the issues relate to her asylum application.

However the woman is also accused of having a telephone conversation with a man in jail on the day of the alleged attack.

During the call, which was recorded, she discussed pursuing charges against Strauss-Kahn and what benefits it would have.

The New York Post says that one law enforcement source described the woman as “a con artist” and flawed witness.

Strauss-Kahn has resigned from his role as the director of the IMF and is under 24-hour home confinement.

The case will return to court on 18 July.

Read the full stories in the New York Times and the New York Post>

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