A 32-year-old hotel worker told police she went in to clean what she thought was an empty, $3,000-a-night luxury suite. Police say the woman claims Strauss-Kahn came out of the bathroom naked.
According to the criminal complaint, Strauss-Kahn forcibly grabbed the woman’s breasts, attempted to pull down her pantyhouse and fondle her, CBS 2′s Tony Aiello reported. Police say the woman told them he chased her down a hallway before dragging her into a bedroom. The woman told police he sexually assaulted her there, but she managed to fight him off.
Judge Melissa Jackson ordered Strauss-Kahn, 62, to be held without bail pending a grand jury investigation into the charges — which include attempted rape, sex abuse, a criminal sex act, unlawful imprisonment and forcible touching. The top count is punishable by five to 25 years in prison.
Not much have been said about the women, but now her family is speaking out. It is believed that woman is of Muslim faith.
The brother of the maid who accused Dominique Strauss Kahn of sexual assault says the family believes justice will prevail.
"She's very upset because she loves her job," said the 43-year-old brother, whose name the Daily News is withholding to protect the identity of the woman. "She's a wonderful, hardworking woman."
The woman is from Guinea and has a 9-year-old daughter, according to her brother, who is a manager at a Harlem cafe.
"What would you feel if it was your sister? We are in pain," he said.
But he said the powerful French politician will be punished. "This is America, he won't get away with it," he said. "Justice will be served. That's why we love America."
Strauss-Kahn, meanwhile, maintains he didn't force himself on the chambermaid.