Interviews by DSK’s Accuser Raise Doubts About Prosecutors’ Plans
(New York Times) — The decision by the hotel housekeeper who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault to go public this week could hint that her legal team believes that prosecutors are close to abandoning the case. Lawyers not involved in the case said it was virtually unheard of for someone alleging sexual assault in a highly publicized case to come forward — name, face and all — to speak to the news media while prosecutors were still investigating. As a result, there was speculation on Monday that the hotel housekeeper’s advisers were pessimistic about the next move by the Manhattan district attorney’s office. “My expectation is that she’s now speaking to the press because she has an expectation that the prosecution is not going forward with her case,” said Raymond R. Castello, a defense lawyer and the former deputy chief of the Manhattan district attorney’s trial division.