Gender-violence claim added to NY suit vs. DSK

The New York City hotel maid accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn of trying to rape her says in court papers that the episode reflects repeated misogynistic conduct by the former International Monetary Fund leader.

The housekeeper added a gender-based violence claim Tuesday to her lawsuit against the one-time French presidential contender. She says he's shown "animus toward women."

A city law lets people sue to press claims they are victims of "violence motivated by gender."

Strauss-Kahn's lawyers had no immediate comment.

Strauss-Kahn was arrested after the maid said he attacked her in May 2011. Manhattan prosecutors later dropped the criminal charges.

He says the encounter was consensual. He has filed a defamation claim against her.

Strauss-Kahn now faces preliminary charges of involvement in a French prostitution ring. He denies the allegations.