Published November 20, 2014
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.