Strauss-Kahn rape accuser maid sues NY Post for calling her a ‘hooker’

New York: Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s alleged sexual assault victim has filed a libel suit against The New York Post over a series of articles it published claiming that she was a prostitute.

She argues in the suit that front-page headlines such as “DSK Maid a Hooker,” “DSK ‘Refused to Pay’ Hooker Maid for Sex” and “She Saw Johns While in DA Protection!” — and the articles that went with them were false, the New York Times reports.

The suit states at various points that the articles subjected the woman to humiliation, shame, scorn, emotional injury, embarrassment, loss of standing in the community, loss of self-esteem, public disgrace, severe and extreme emotional distress and “ridicule throughout the world.”

“In an apparent desperate attempt to bolster its rapidly plunging sales, defendant New York Post ran a series of defamatory articles,” the suit stated.

The suit, filed in State Supreme Court in the Bronx, where the woman lives, seeks unspecified monetary damages and asks that a judge bar The Post from publishing further such malicious untruths about her.

It also names the reporters who wrote the stories as defendants.

Suzi Halpin, a spokeswoman for The Post declined to comment on the matter and said that the Post “stands by its reporting”.


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