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Dominique Strauss-Kahn Accuser Takes Issue With Prostitute Characterization

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Over the weekend, the Post ran an article claiming that the maid accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault claiming that the woman was not only paid for sexual services from Sofitel guests but continued to "work as a prostitute in a Brooklyn hotel where she was stashed by prosecutors" after the initial DSK allegations. According to the maid's lawyer such is not the case and his client will be suing the paper for suggesting otherwise.

The 32-year-old Guinean immigrant accused the Post of publishing defamatory articles between July 2-4 "in an apparent desperate attempt to bolster its rapidly plunging sales."

The suit filed in Bronx state court seeks damages to be determined at trial for articles it said the Post knew were false or should have known were false before they were published. A spokesman for the Post was not immediately available for comment..."All of these statements are false, have subjected the plaintiff to humiliation, scorn and ridicule throughout the world by falsely portraying her as a prostitute or as a woman who trades her body for money and they constitute defamation and libel per se," the suit said.

DSK accuser sues NY Post for "prostitute" report [Reuters]