Hotel Maids Learn Self-Defense After Alleged AssaultsAnna North6/29/11 9:50amFiled to: CrimeTrainingHotel maidsHotel maids self-defenseDSKDominique Strauss-KahnPierre Hotelsexual AssaultMahmoud Abdel Salam OmarGettypictweetFb28EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkMaids at New York's Pierre hotel are taking self-defense classes to help them fend off "persistent perverts." It's a little sad that this seems like such a good idea.According to the NY Post, the hotel, where banker Mahmoud Abdel Salam Omar assaulted a maid last month in a case eerily reminiscent of the allegations against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, brought in self-defense instructor Mary Ann Carron to teach the maids some moves. She taught them how to strike with a flat hand or stomp on an assailant's foot, maneuvers designed to, in the Post's words, "put even the most persistent perverts in their place." Said one of the maids of Carron, "She was testing you. I feel prepared."