Strauss-Kahn accusers' attys meet NYC prosecutors

July 19, 2011 - 5:14 PM
Strauss Kahn Assault Legal

FILE - In this July 1, 2011 file photo, former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn listens to proceedings in New York State Supreme court in New York. Given New York law, legal experts say it could be knotty, but not impossible, for prosecutors to try to introduce any allegations beyond the actual attempted rape and other charges stemming from Strauss-Kahn’s May encounter with a Manhattan hotel maid. (AP Photo/Todd Heisler, Pool, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for the New York hotel maid and the French novelist who have accused 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 mum about what they'd discussed as they emerged from a roughly 2½-hour session in the Manhattan district attorney's office on 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.