“Senior prosecutor” supports defense team’s allegation that maid has been turning tricks

The recent reports in the New York Post that the maid has been turning tricks over the last several weeks while living on the DA’s dime in a Brooklyn hotel came only from “sources close to the defense team.” Therefore, as I noted several times, we should be cautious about believing that it was true.

However, another Post story today alleging her prostitution also includes this:

“I can’t say with 100 percent certainty that it’s not true,” a senior prosecutor said about whether the woman was turning tricks while at the hotel.

When a person in an official position or in the middle of a controversy announces that he can’t state with 100 percent certainty that something extremely damaging to his side is not true, that almost certainly means that it’s true. Remember Anthony Weiner declaring that he couldn’t say for sure that the man in the underwear wasn’t himself? A day or two later he admitted that it was himself.

Here’s the article:

Maid ‘laid’ low as DA paid for digs

Last Updated: 12:17 PM, July 3, 2011

She was turning tricks on the taxpayers’ dime!

The Sofitel maid who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of a sex attack in his suite wasn’t just a hotel hooker—she continued to work as a prostitute in a Brooklyn hotel where she was stashed by prosecutors, The Post has learned.

The so-called victim, whose web of lies has crippled the Manhattan DA’s case against the former International Monetary Fund boss, played host to a parade of paying male visitors in the weeks after Strauss-Kahn’s arrest, a prosecution source said.

“While she was under our supervision, there were multiple ‘dates’ and encounters at the hotel on the DA’s dime,” the source said of her paid hotel room. “That’s a great deal for her. She doesn’t have to cover her expenses.”

The woman has a regular fleet of gentlemen callers who range from wealthy clients she met at the Sofitel to counterfeit-merchandise hawkers and livery-cab drivers, said sources close to the defense investigation.

Some of her clients also gave her pricey jewelry, the source said.

Nothing happened in the first two weeks of her stay at the hotel, when she was under around-the-clock supervision provided by the DA’s Office, said a law-enforcement source.

Prosecutors were apparently worried about the woman’s emotional state and that reporters knew where she lived.

There was an additional concern that DSK representatives might try to bribe her or that she might get cold feet. And because she couldn’t go home, they decided that having her stay in a hotel under their watch was the best way to keep her safe and secure her cooperation.

But starting about June 1, the arrangement changed—she was dropped off and picked up when prosecutors needed her but was otherwise free to do as she pleased, the source said.

It’s unclear how many encounters took place, the source said.

The woman is still being housed by the DA’s Office but it’s unclear if it’s the same location or how much money has been spent to house her, the source said.

“I can’t say with 100 percent certainty that it’s not true,” a senior prosecutor said about whether the woman was turning tricks while at the hotel.

Also, The DA suspects that the $100,000 she deposited into her accounts over the last few years included proceeds from sex-for-money exploits, said another prosecution source.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at July 03, 2011 01:58 PM | Send

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