A Harlem lawmaker is calling on the Manhattan district attorney to pursue sexual assault charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn and let the alleged victim have her day in court.
State Senator Bill Perkins said District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. should not drop the case against the former head of the International Monetary Fund, since a dismissal could discourage future victims of sex attacks from coming forward.
Strauss-Kahn is accused of sexually assaulting a maid at the Sofitel Hotel back in May.
A judge recently lifted Strauss-Kahn's house arrest and released him from bail after the maid's credibility came into question.
Perkins said rumors about the accuser's past have no bearing on the current case and should not keep it from being heard.
Strauss-Kahn's attorneys have been pushing for all charges to be dropped.