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Strauss-Kahn alleged victim's lawyer says big response to appeal

Reuters/Charles Platiau

The lawyer for the alleged victim in the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case, says he has received  several telephone calls since he appealed for "other victims" to contact him.


Douglas Wigdor said he could not reveal how many calls he had had, but exressed regret

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that he had not heard from the lawyers of Tristane Banon, the French writer who claims she was sexually assaulted by Dominique Strauss-Kahn several years ago.

Wigdor said that if more women came forward, it would help counteract any attempts by the defence team to undermine his client's credibility.   

Court documents suggest that Strauss-Kahn's lawyers are looking for any evidence of behavioural problems, which might raise doubts about the veracity of her story.



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