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Dominique Strauss-Kahn Accusers’ Attorneys Meet With New York Prosecutors

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Lawyers for the Sofitel hotel housekeeper and the French novelist who have accused former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn separately of trying to rape them have met with prosecutors in New York.

Attorneys for the maid and for writer Tristane Banon kept quiet about what they had discussed as they emerged from a roughly two-and-a-half hour session in the Manhattan district attorney’s office Tuesday. The maid’s lawyer, Kenneth Thompson, said only that he was seeking justice for his client.

The DA’s office declined to comment, as did Banon’s lawyer, David Koubbi.

Prosecutors have publicly said the maid has a history of lying that has seriously weakened the case. Thompson has called on Vance to recuse his office from the case and arrange for a special prosecutor.

Strauss-Kahn denies both allegations.

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