French lawyer seeks potential Strauss-Kahn victims

June 24, 2011 - 9:14 AM

PARIS (AP) — A French attorney says he is looking for other persons allegedly sexually abused by the former leader of the IMF Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

Strauss-Kahn was arrested in mid-May and charged with assaulting a hotel maid at a New York hotel. He denies the charges.

Thibault de Montbrial said Thursday he's been asked by the maid's U.S. lawyer "to see if there are other victims" in France.

A French journalist claims she was assaulted by Strauss-Kahn in 2002 but her lawyer says she won't become involved in the U.S. case.

Strauss-Kahn, who is French, is under house arrest at a luxury Manhattan rental.

(This version CORRECTS surname of Strauss-Kahn throughout.)