Lawyer Of Strauss-Kahn Accusser Denies Extortion Claims

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NEW YORK–The lawyer of the hotel maid who accused former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault denied claims on Friday that he demanded money to secure her silence.

“The allegation against me is absolutely false,” Kenneth Thompson, lawyer for Nafissatou Diallo, told the New York Daily News.

The attacks against Diallo are designed to distract the public’s attention from the fact that Strauss-Kahn violently attacked and sexually assaulted an innocent woman, Thompson said.

The report claims Thompson approached Strauss-Kahn’s lawyers after prosecutors first raised questions in June about her credibility – including that the West African immigrant lied on her asylum application about being gang raped in her native Guinea.

Read more at the New york Daily News.

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