Cops Question DSK Over 2nd Alleged Assault
Strauss-Kahn still faces accusation from Tristane Banon
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 12, 2011 8:07 AM CDT
French novelist Tristane Banon walks along a street on September 8, 2011 in a suburb of Paris.   (Getty Images)
camera-icon View 1 more image

(Newser) – Dominique Strauss-Kahn may have escaped sexual assault charges in the United States, but his troubles aren’t yet past: French police interviewed him this morning over allegations that he attempted to rape novelist and journalist Tristane Banon in 2003. The prosecutor’s office will decide by next month whether to formally investigate DSK. His lawyers call Banon’s accusations “fantasy,” and, in a statement, said Strauss-Kahn asked to be interviewed as a “witness” in the case. Friends tell the Guardian he wants to “close the affair.”