Strauss-Kahn Accuser Sues New York Post for Libel

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