The Associated Press does not name people who report being sexually assaulted unless they come forward publicly, as Diallo and Banon have done.
Several hours before the New York court date, Strauss-Kahn was seen in Paris leaving his new residence in the Left Bank neighborhood of Montparnasse. Asked by the AP whether he was relieved the New York end of his legal problems would soon be over, he declined to respond.
A mix of disgust and apathy pervaded on Paris streets about the case.
"It's disgusting. He's disgusting. The money is disgusting," Parisian Carmen Letourner told the AP near Strauss-Kahn's residence. "He's a sex maniac."
Another Parisian, Jean-Marc Dicicco, expressed relief that the case would now be drifting out of the headlines: "I think that there are much more important events in life than this affair."
Contributing to this report were Associated Press writers Tom Hays in New York and Jamey Keaten in Paris, and videographer Jeff Schaeffer in Paris.
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