The attorney for the maid allegedly raped by Dominique Strauss-Kahn surprised experts with a half-hour press conference Friday after The New York Times reported that his client had lied to prosecutors.
Kenneth Thompson said that the New York County District Attorney had an “obligation” to prosecute Strauss-Kahn because the physical evidence of a violent attack was irrefutable.
“Dominique Strauss-Kahn came out running out of one of those rooms naked, towards her and he grabbed her breasts first and started to attack her,” Thompson explained. “He then grabbed her vagina with so much force that he hurt her. He grabbed her vagina with so much force that he bruised her vagina.”
“The next thing that shows that their claim of consensual sex is a lie is the fact that when Dominique Strauss-Kahn threw the victim to the floor, he tore a ligament in her shoulder. That is a medical fact,” he continued. “The other third point to show you she was violently attacked in that room is that Dominique Strauss-Kahn ripped her stockings. There are holes, rips in her stockings and the D.A. knows that.”
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