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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  1. Barry Levine says:

    It is time to end this farce, each female is looking for cash as the maid stated in her conversation to her jailed drug pushing boyfriend. The black one started something and the white one is hoping she can also cash in.

    These two women do deserve the best of everything though…..the best doctors, the best hospitals, the best medicines, the best wheel chairs, etc.
    This DA should be ashamed of himself for continuing this circus, If it was the average guy who was involved in this mess the whole matter would be dismissed after they found out the woman is a total liar about EVERYTHING

    Send the black one back home and do not allow the white one to enter this country. Years ago if a guy broke up with a woman she would say that “she dumped him” because he was gay, now the comment is “he raped me. DISGUSTING!!!

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