Maid Looking for Other Strauss-Kahn Victims
She hires French lawyer to head up search
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 24, 2011 12:01 PM CDT
French lawyer Thibault de Montbrial is seen in this 2005 file photo.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – The hotel maid accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault has hired a well-known lawyer in France to look for other women who may have fallen prey to the banker, the Telegraph reports. “I was hired to see if we can contact other victims,” Thibault de Montbrial says, explaining that the maid’s US team wanted someone “who had a certain amount of visibility and independence in France, where this is a very complicated case.”

The maid’s New York-based lawyer has already appeared on French television once to call for other victims to come forward. Her attorneys can’t directly get involved with the criminal case against the banker, but can help the prosecution. One French legal expert tells France 24 that the move could be a legitimate search for witnesses or “a big communications operation” to show her team is on the offensive.