NY Activists Back Strauss-Kahn Accuser

DA says investigation continues, despite maid's inconsistencies
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 11, 2011 3:37 AM CDT
New York Senator Bill Perkins talks to reporters after delivering remarks in regards to the case against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and calling on the District Attorney to allow the victim...   (Getty Images)
camera-icon View 4 more images

(Newser) – A wide range of community leaders are standing behind the hotel maid accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sex assault, even though her credibility has been hammered. "Rumors about this woman's past that have nothing to do with the case, and even if they were true should not prevent her case from being heard," said one New York state senator at a press conference yesterday.

Many legal experts have said that the maid's lies and inconsistencies would make the case impossible to pursue, and several sources have said the charges are about to be dropped. But the Manhattan district attorney said yesterday that no decision has been made and his investigation continues, notes CNN. "We're talking about the face of women who have been victimized, too often judged by the media and public on rumors and innuendos, and not about facts that will ultimately be determined in a court of law," said the leader of a black women's rights group.

My Take on This Story
Show results without voting  |