French Media Name Rape Victim

French media have sparked controversy by naming the chamber maid who has accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault.Some publications have gone even further and named the 32-year-old’s teenager daughter, who she is raising alone as a single mother.

There are long diatribes on French websites about the life of the immigrant who had worked at the Sofitel in New York for three years and was known as quiet and serious. Paris Match mentions differing accounts of the alleged victim’s looks, recounting how lawyers for Strauss-Kahn were apparently surprised by how unattractive she is.

For more on the French view of M. Strauss-Kahn’s crimes checkout SLATE.fr.