Strauss-Kahn representatives not in contact with maid: lawyers

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Posted: May 25, 2011 5:36 PM
Strauss-Kahn representatives not in contact with maid: lawyers

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Representatives of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn are not in contact with the hotel housekeeper he is accused of trying to rape or her family, his lawyers said on Wednesday.

Media reports that representatives of Strauss-Kahn contacted the woman or her family were false, his lawyers William Taylor and Ben Brafman said in a statement.

"We continue to believe that Mr Strauss-Kahn will be fully exonerated," they said.

Strauss-Kahn, who is under house arrest in New York, has denied charges of a criminal sexual act, attempted rape, sexual abuse, unlawful imprisonment and forcible touching.

Strauss-Kahn, who resigned as managing director of the International Monetary Fund after his arrest, is due to appear in court again on June 6.

(Reporting by Michelle Nichols, editing by John O'Callaghan)