Dominique Strauss-Kahn (right) in court July 1. (Todd Heisler-Pool/Getty Images)

"I'm no prostitute!"

That's the assertion being made by the hotel maid at the center of the Dominique Strauss-Kahn sex assault case. She has now hit the New York Post with a libel suit for reporting that she made a habit of trading sex for cash.

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The maid filed suit Tuesday against the Post and five of its reporters, according to Reuters.

The 32-year-old Guinean immigrant accused the Post of publishing defamatory articles between July 2-4 "in an apparent desperate attempt to bolster its rapidly plunging sales."

The Post said in a statement: "We stand by our reporting."

The suit filed in Bronx state court seeks damages to be determined at trial for articles it said the Post knew were false or should have known were false before they were published.

Source: Reuters.

Last week, Manhattan prosecutors raised questions about the maid's credibility when they revealed that she had lied to them about her background, including her previously having made a false rape claim.

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Her lawyers said that her past should not be held against her. Prosecutors have indicated that they are moving forward with the case, with Strauss-Kahn continuing to face charges.

Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, has continued to deny that he tried to rape the woman during his stay at a Sofitel in Manhattan.

Read more at Reuters.

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