NY maid sues Egyptian on sex assault for $5 million

June 24, 2011 18:19


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NEW YORK - A maid at a posh New York hotel is asking for $5 million in damages in a civil suit against a former Egyptian banker charged with sexually assaulting her, court papers filed on Friday said.

Mahmoud Abdel-Salam Omar, 72, a former chairman of the Bank of Alexandria and the Egyptian American Bank, was arrested in late May on criminal charges of assaulting the maid when she delivered tissues to his room at the Pierre Hotel on Manhattan's Upper East Side.

The incident came two weeks after former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was charged with trying to rape a maid at the luxury Sofitel hotel in midtown Manhattan. He has denied the allegations.

In the lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court, the maid, Doris Offei, a U.S. citizen, asks for $1 million for each of the three counts Omar was charged with. She also asks a judge to grant her a $2 million punitive damage award, bringing the total to $5 million.

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