Strauss-Kahn Accuser to Take the Stand

Housekeeper will 'tell the world' her story, says lawyer
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 7, 2011 7:05 AM CDT
Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn, left, appears at his arraignment on charges of sexually assaulting a Manhattan hotel maid, at State Supreme Court on Monday, June 6, 2011 in New York.   (AP Photo/Allan Tannenbaum, Pool)

(Newser) – As Dominique Strauss-Kahn pleaded not guilty yesterday, the lawyer for the hotel housekeeper accusing him of sexual assault announced his client would take the witness stand. “She is going to come into this courthouse, get on that witness stand, and tell the world what Dominique Strauss-Kahn did to her,” he said. He added that suggestions that the encounter was consensual are ridiculous, the New York Times reports. “Some of you in the media have portrayed the victim as part of some sinister plot to bring down Dominique Strauss-Kahn,” he said. “That’s simply not true.”

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