Sky News 
May 18, 2011
The hotel maid at the centre of sex attack allegations against IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is in hiding and feels “very threatened”, her lawyer has said.
The 32-year-old is a widow with a teenaged daughter and was unaware of Strauss-Kahn’s identity until after the alleged incident at a hotel in New York, Jeffrey Shapiro said.
He added any suggestion his client was involved in a conspiracy to frame him was “ridiculous”.
The head of the International Monetary Fund, who is facing growing pressure to quit, has reportedly been placed on suicide watch at New York’s notorious Rikers Island prison.
Guards are said to be regularly checking on the 62-year-old, but he is not believed to have attempted to harm himself.