French Novelist to File Suit Accusing DSK of Rape

Tristane Banon has described him as a 'rutting chimpanzee'
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 4, 2011 8:49 AM CDT
A file picture taken on September 28, 2004 shows French journalist and novelist Tristane Banon in Paris, France.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – After good news for Dominique Strauss-Kahn, bad: French novelist Tristane Banon will file a lawsuit tomorrow accusing the former IMF chief of attempted rape, according to her lawyer. Banon, who is is Strauss-Kahn's second wife's goddaughter, previously described an encounter nine years ago in which Strauss-Kahn allegedly assaulted her. Her lawyer had said in the past that they would not file a lawsuit until the US trial was finished, but today he announced they had decided to move forward now instead of waiting. Click for more on the alleged encounter.

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