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Over the weekend, the New York Post published sensational allegations that the maid allegedly raped by Dominique Strauss-Kahn had “turned tricks on the taxpayers’ dime,” working as a prostitute while under the protective custody of the New York District Attorney’s office. Today, the AP reports that the victim has sued the Post for libel.

The New York City hotel maid at the center of the Dominique Strauss-Kahn sex assault case has filed a libel lawsuit against the New York Post after it called her a prostitute. The woman’s lawyer, Kenneth Thompson, filed the claim Tuesday in Bronx state Supreme Court. A series of Post articles over the weekend said the 32-year-old was a “prostitute,” and “hooker” and that she “traded sex for money.”

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