Lawyer For Maid In Dominique Strauss-Kahn Sexual Assault Case Calling For Special Prosecutor

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The lawyer for the maid in the case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn is calling on the Manhattan District Attorney to step aside and appoint a special prosecutor.

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The former International Monetary Fund chief’s legal team met with prosecutors on Wednesday to try to hammer out a deal, but talks still appear to be at a stalemate.

Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr. is said to be insisting that Strauss-Kahn plead guilty to a misdemeanor.

If a deal can’t be reached, both sides are scheduled to return to court July 18. 

Meanwhile, a longtime former district attorney is praising how Vance has handled the sexual assault case against Strauss-Kahn.

Robert Morgenthau issued a statement Thursday saying Vance has upheld the office’s commitment “to seek justice over everything else.”

Morgenthau says he met this week with Vance, who took office in 2010. Morgenthau retired after 35 years in the job and endorsed Vance.

Last week, prosecutors said their case against Strauss-Kahn had weakened because of credibility issues of the alleged victim.

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  1. Ann Margaret Walsh says:

    Does anyone remember the woman who accused the college men of raping her? Every one of those college men were innocent. The so-called victim LIED! She hurt every single woman who was raped in this world.

    I do agree that both victim and accuser should have their backgrounds checked after the things I have personally seen in court cases. Therefore, no matter what the case maybe each should be investigated. If you have ever known anyone falsely accused of something you will certainly know what I mean about “JUSTICE” for one and all.

  2. kfighter says:

    i follow history and never in the history of this country has a white man gone to prison for raping a black woman, i challenge anyone to find such a case.
    ny court system is infested with rascism.
    a federal prosecutor is needed in this case.
    that woman was raped and that pervert did it, he almost ripped her arm from its socket!! he’s a pig and cy vance will not let this white man go to prison for raping any black woman.

  3. M.A.D says:

    VANCE, STEP ASIDE AND ASSIGN A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR. WHY IS THE VICTIM BEING INVESTIGATED?? WHY IS DSK NOT BEING INVESTIGATED?? IS HIS PAST SO SPIC-AND-SPAN?? NOT!!! CLEARLY THIS IS MORE POLITICAL THAN CRIMINAL AND THAT IS WHY HE WILL WALK…

  4. IgnoranteElephante says:

    You’re one hundred percent right. I think that one who was a prostitute at the hotel where she is claiming to have been raped, should be able to bring rape charges against a billionaire hotel guest without anyone having the audacity to bring out past incidents where she admitted to lying about being raped and subsequent phone calls where she is recorded asking a prisoner how to profit from a rape claim. All of these and her continuing to turn tricks on the taxpayer’s dime are completely irrelevant. The defense should have been prohibited from knowing this information let alone being allowed to bring it out during trial.

  5. Judy Daley says:

    what has this world come to when the victim is put on trail, if she was raped than why is her past even being look at. Our legal system sure is taking a blow with rape and child killing this week. I guess nothing is a surprize any more

    1. IgnoranteElephante says:

      Judy, you’re one hundred percent right. I think that one who was a prostitute at the hotel where she is claiming to have been raped, should be able to bring rape charges against a billionaire hotel guest without anyone having the audacity to bring out past incidents where she admitted to lying about being raped and subsequent phone calls where she is recorded asking a prisoner how to profit from a rape claim. All of these and her continuing to turn tricks on the taxpayer’s dime are completely irrelevant. The defense should have been prohibited from knowing this information let alone being allowed to bring it out during trial.

    2. HARLEM GOING HAM says:

      JUDY, YOU ARE A CRASH DUMMY. THE HELL WITH THAT CHICK. SHE’S WANTS MONEY NOT JUSTICE

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