N.Y. community groups, activists unite to support Strauss-Kahn accuser

Bill Perkins

July 13, 2011

July 10, 2011|  From Susan Candiotti, CNN National Correspondent

Despite admitted lies about her past and before the grand jury, the maid at the center of the sex assault case against French financier Dominique Strauss-Kahn is getting support from at least a dozen New York City community groups, activists and religious leaders.

At a news conference Sunday in Harlem, they urged the Manhattan district attorney's office to press on with its indictment against the former head of the International Monetary Fund.

The activists call the maid's credibility issues "rumors" and insist that the woman -- a 32-year-old single mother and native of Guinea granted asylum in the United States -- deserves her day in court.