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DSK Admits Sex Aggression, France Drops Case

It's apparently too late to prosecute Tristane Banon's claim

(Newser) - The Paris prosecutor's office has dropped an investigation into a French writer's claim that Dominique Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her for lack of sufficient proof. The prosecutor's office said today that Strauss-Kahn admitted to sexual aggression against writer Tristane Banon but that it is too late to... More »

DSK Meets With French Accuser

Investigators question Strauss-Kahn and Tristane Banon

(Newser) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn came face-to-face with his other accuser today, as he and Tristane Banon —the French woman who says DSK attempted to rape her—met with investigators. The two were questioned jointly, a practice sometimes used in France as officials determine whether to pursue a case. The meeting was... More »

Cops Question DSK Over 2nd Alleged Assault

Strauss-Kahn still faces accusation from Tristane Banon

(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... More »

Strauss-Kahn's Ex-Wife May Sue Accuser's Mother

Brigitte Guillemette considering defamation suit against Anne Mansouret

(Newser) - A new twist in the increasingly bizarre case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn: His second wife may sue Anne Mansouret for defamation following Mansouret's recent claim that she had "brutal sex" with Strauss-Kahn . Brigitte Guillemette, in addition to often being called a friend of Mansouret's in news stories about... More »

Accuser's Mom: I Had 'Brutal Sex' With DSK

Anne Mansouret describes consensual, but aggressive, encounter

(Newser) - A new twist in the Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexual assault saga: Anne Mansouret says she had "brutal sex" with the former IMF chief three years before he allegedly attempted to rape her daughter, Tristane Banon. L'Express reports that Mansouret described DSK as behaving "like an obscene boor,"... More »

French Cops Quiz DSK Accuser

More trouble looms for Dominique Strauss-Kahn?

(Newser) - Legal troubles for accused sex attacker Dominique Strauss-Kahn may be just beginning. French police are questioning the writer in France who is suing Strauss-Kahn for attempted rape. The interview will help investigators determine if there's enough evidence to go ahead with a full-scale French criminal case against the former... More »

Paris Prosecutors Probe DSK Rape Accusation

French authorities giving accusation against DSK official interest

(Newser) - The Paris prosecutor's office said today it has opened a preliminary investigation into accusations by a French writer that Dominique Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her. Novelist and journalist Tristane Banon filed a criminal complaint this week saying that Strauss-Kahn attacked her in an empty apartment in 2003 during an... More »

Strauss-Kahn Accuser Sues New York Post

Her lawyers say report that she's a prostitute is libelous

(Newser) - The Dominique Strauss-Kahn case in New York City may disappear soon , but the DSK headlines keep coming. The maid who accused him of rape is suing the New York Post for reporting that she was a prostitute , notes Reuters . The stories were "an apparent desperate attempt to bolster its... More »

DSK to Slap French Accuser With Slander Complaint

His lawyers call Tristane Banon's account 'imaginary'

(Newser) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn is swinging back at Tristane Banon , the Frenchwoman who plans to file a lawsuit accusing him of attempted rape: His legal team today announced that he plans to file his own criminal complaint of slander against her. Strauss-Kahn "has always said that the incident described by Ms.... More »

French Novelist to File Suit Accusing DSK of Rape

Tristane Banon has described him as a 'rutting chimpanzee'

(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... More »

Strauss-Kahn Case Spurs Women to Report Minister

French politician accused of assault

(Newser) - A French minister resigned today after two women, one of whom was spurred to action by the sexual assault charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, accused him of sexual assault, the AP reports. The two alleged victims, 34 and 36, claim former junior civil service minister George Tron, 53, attacked them between... More »

2nd Woman Accuses IMF Chief of Sexual Assault

Tristane Banon to file complaint over alleged attack 9 years ago

(Newser) - Another woman is filing a complaint of sexual assault against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the IMF chief currently being held in New York on charges of sexually assaulting a hotel maid. French writer Tristane Banon says Strauss-Kahn did the same to her nine years ago, and described Strauss-Kahn as acting like a... More »

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