If the New York sexual assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn ever goes to trial, much will doubtless be made of his accuser's background. But what about his?
Since his New York arrest, a French writer has brought a criminal complaint in Paris about an attempted rape she says she suffered at Strauss-Kahn's hands in 2003. The New York prosecutors made an apparent allusion to her claim at Strauss-Kahn's first court appearance in May.
Legal experts say New York law would make it tricky, but not impossible, for prosecutors to try to introduce any allegations beyond the actual charges. He's accused in New York of trying to
rape a hotel housekeeper.
Strauss-Kahn denies the allegations in both New York and Paris.