Yesterday, the New York Post reported, by way of a source, that the maid accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault worked as a prostitute at the Sofitel Hotel. Today, the paper advances that storyline. A source tells the Post that the maid was after Strauss-Kahn's money, having been "told by the crew she ran with that this was a gold mine." The source says the maid knew what Strauss-Kahn looked like thanks to a photo of him that was hanging in the maid closet, signaling he was an important guest.
The source says that after performing oral sex on him, the maid demanded money, which Strauss-Kahn refused to give her. He then turned away from her and began to dress. "There was an expectation of money after the fact, but he was dismissive. She remained in the room with him while he got dressed for at least nine minutes," the source says. The Post calls the exchange "humiliating" and says it "sparked the maid's anger," and that the ensuing "fight" was what prompted Strauss-Kahn to hurry out of the hotel, cellphone-less.