The lawyer for the woman who accused Dominique Strauss Kahn of sexual assault has asked New York’s District Attorney to quit the case. The maid’s attorney wrote a letter asking for a special prosecutor to be appointed instead, but this request has been denied.
District Attorney Cyrus Vance is being accused of undermining the accuser’s credibility by being involved in leaks about the case’s weaknesses, many of which were published in the New York Post.
Meanwhile, Strauss Kahn’s lawyer refused to reveal any details about a two hour meeting held with the prosecutors office on Wednesday. Speaking after the meeting Ben Brafman said only “We had a constructive meeting. That’s all we are going to say. We are not going to take any questions. We had a constructive meeting and we appreciate all of you coming down, but there is nothing more we’re going to say.”
Many had thought the case against the former IMF chief would collapse after the revelation of what has been described as ‘credibility issues’ surrounding the alleged victim. However, charges have been left in place and the next hearing is scheduled for July 18.