There may be a new twist in the sexual assault case against IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn. According to the New York Post, the alleged victim is from West Africa and lives in an apartment building in the Bronx reserved exclusively for those with HIV/AIDS.
From the Post:
The hotel maid, a West African immigrant, has occupied the fourth-floor High Bridge pad with her 15-year-old daughter since January -- and before that, lived in another Bronx apartment set aside by Harlem Community AIDS United strictly for adults with the virus and their families.
The Post has not been able to ascertain whether the maid, 32, has HIV/AIDS because of medical confidentiality laws.
But the agency rents apartments only for adults with the disease. A Harlem United worker said at least one adult in the household has to be HIV-positive or have AIDS to qualify for one of their units. A healthy adult with a child with HIV or AIDS is not eligible.
"The [current] apartment isn't rented under her name. Harlem [Community AIDS] United places their tenants in our building," explained an employee of the apartment building's property manager, Chaim Gross, of Brooklyn.
The maid had previously lived in another High Bridge apartment rented by Harlem United, a source said. She had moved there with her child in 2008.
Neighbors tell the Post she lives with her child and no other adult.
Strauss-Kahn is currently in jail after being denied bail. He's also on suicide watch.
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