Maid considering civil suit against Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Kenneth Thompson, a former assistant U.S. attorney in New York, and Norman Siegel, a former director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, took part in a meeting with the woman and her family on Wednesday afternoon.

“They decided that they should have enhanced representation,” Jeffrey Shapiro, who had been the woman’s sole attorney until now, told Reuters late on Wednesday. One reason for adding the attorneys was to decide “whether there is a civil case going forward,” he said.