It appears that Dominique Strauss-Kahn's accuser is calling the New York Post on their claims that she is a "hooker": the 32-year-old Guinean immigrant is suing the paper and five of its journalists for libel. The Post reported that the woman was having sex for money at taxpayers' expense, by having "multiple 'dates' and encounters" in her hotel room "on the DA's dime."

According to Reuters, the woman's lawsuit asserts, "All these statements are false, have subjected the plaintiff to humiliation, scorn and ridicule throughout the world by falsely portraying her as a prostitute or as a woman who trades her body for money." Strauss-Kahn's accuser reportedly had money deposited into bank account from locations across the United States, and supposedly told a jailed boyfriend in a telephone call a day after the incident, "Don't worry, this guy has a lot of money. I know what I'm doing."

Kenneth Thompson, one of the woman's attorneys in the Strauss-Kahn case filed the libel complaint, and the Post has so far declined comment. Libel is difficult to prosecute in the United States, as the libelous statements must be proven to be a factually false and harmful to a person's reputation, not merely insulting. Recently, a transsexual lost a libel suit against the Post for implying that she was a "promiscuous slut" for her Page 6 encounters with billionaire Jeffery Epstein.