Streams

Strauss-Kahn Accuser Sues New York Post for Libel

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

The woman who has accused ex-International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault has now filed a suit against the New York Post for libel.

Kenneth Thompson, at attorney for the Guinean-born Sofitel hotel housekeeper, filed the claim in Bronx state Supreme Court after the Post published articles over the weekend that said the woman was a "prostitute" and "hooker."

The lawsuit claims these are false statements.

A spokesperson for the Post said the paper stands by its reporting. A call for further comment was not immediately returned.

The prosecutors in the case released the French politician without bail last week after information about the woman's life made them reconsider the case. He had been under house arrest since May 20.

With the Associated Press

Tags:

More in:

News, weather, Radiolab, Brian Lehrer and more.
Get the best of WNYC in your inbox, every morning.

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.

Sponsored

Latest Newscast

 

 

Support

WNYC is supported by the Charles H. Revson Foundation: Because a great city needs an informed and engaged public

Feeds

Supported by