Dominique Strauss-Kahn will not escape justice, Victim's brother says

May 17, 2011, 09:27 by R.E. Christian

The brother of the maid who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault says the powerful banker will not escape justice.

"This is America. He won't get away with it," the brother told the New York Daily News. "Justice will be served. That's why we love America."

"She's very upset because she loves her job. She's a wonderful, hardworking woman," he said.

The accuser is a Senegalese immigrant living in the Bronx with a 9-year-old daughter, said her brother, a manager at a Harlem cafe. The paper did not name him to shield her identity.

Strauss-Kahn denies the charges and is being held in protective custody at Rikers Island after being denied bail Monday.

Meanwhile, an affair he had with an International Monetary Fund economist in 2007 is under fresh scrutiny after his arrest.

An IMF investigation of his relationship with Piroska Nagy cleared Strauss-Kahn of abusing his power, but a person with direct knowledge of her account tells The New York Times she felt coerced.

The IMF and Nagy, who now works for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London, declined comment Monday.

Source: UPI