New York: The woman who accused former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her, spoke about his wealth on a call after the attack, it has emerged.
After the alleged attack, the woman spoke on the phone with her boyfriend, a criminal defendant in a drug case in Arizona, and alluded to the fact that Strauss-Kahn was wealthy, The Washington Post reports.
“She says words to the effect of, Don’t worry, this guy has a lot of money. I know what I’m doing,” the paper quoted a law enforcement official, as saying.
The revelation followed what prosecutors said were their discoveries that the 32-year-old hotel worker, who is originally from Guinea, lied in her asylum application and made multiple other false statements, including about the sequence of events on the day of the alleged assault.
Because of doubts about the ability of the district attorney to rely on the woman’s testimony, a judge recently released Strauss-Kahn, 62, from house arrest.
Initially denied bail, Strauss-Kahn was held in Rikers Island for several days after his arrest on May 14 before he posted a six million dollars bail and bond.