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'He was a rutting chimpanzee': French journalist says IMF boss tried to rape her TOO
DailyMail.UK ^ | 5/16/11 | Peter Allen

Posted on 05/16/2011 7:56:31 AM PDT by SanFranDan

Dominique Strauss-Kahn underwent forensic tests today following his arrest on sex attack charges in New York - as a second woman in Paris reported him for attempted rape.

The 62-year-old head of the International Monetary Fund, who was tipped to become the President of France next year, ‘vigorously’ denies the claims made by an unnamed American chamber maid.

But now Tristane Banon, the 31-year-old god-daughter of Strauss-Kahn’s second wife Brigitte Guillemette, said he attacked her almost a decade ago.

"SNIP"

Ms Banon’s mother, Anne Mansouret, said the only reason she did not press charges at the time was because 'she was just starting out in journalism' and was afraid of being 'defined by the story' of being attacked by a senior politician Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1387621/Tristane-Banon-says-raped-IMF-chief-Dominique-Strauss-Kahn.html#ixzz1MWilN500

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: imf; sexoffender; strausskahn; workplace

1 posted on 05/16/2011 7:56:32 AM PDT by SanFranDan
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To: SanFranDan

Typical politician.


2 posted on 05/16/2011 7:59:47 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: SanFranDan

Sounds like a French version of Bill Clinton.


3 posted on 05/16/2011 8:00:14 AM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: SanFranDan
He was a rutting chimpanzee ...

... or a crazed sex poodle, perhaps?

4 posted on 05/16/2011 8:01:06 AM PDT by Zakeet (U.S. Navy SEAL cocktail - two shots and a splash of water)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

I don’t know.. don’t intel agencies set up “honey pot” traps like this.. interesting that he was a front runner for the french presidency. Or maybe just a typical politico sex hound.


5 posted on 05/16/2011 8:01:17 AM PDT by rokkitapps
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To: SanFranDan
Ms Banon’s mother, Anne Mansouret, said the only reason she did not press charges at the time was because 'she was just starting out in journalism' and was afraid of being 'defined by the story' of being attacked by a senior politician.
Yeah, well... that makes her story good background information, but nothing more.

I'm sure the guy is a pig, but I would hate to see ten-year-old attempted rape charges suddenly materialize in court with no prior existence of any kind.

6 posted on 05/16/2011 8:03:11 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: SanFranDan

Too bad he wasn’t a liberal, the rape charges seem to enhance their resumes and destroy conservatives. So, if you want to be “sex crazed” then you need to change your party affiliations.


7 posted on 05/16/2011 8:04:38 AM PDT by McGavin999 ("I was there when we had the numbers, but didn't have the principles"-Jim DeMint)
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To: SanFranDan

Sounds like me if I was born French, instead.


8 posted on 05/16/2011 8:08:13 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
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To: rokkitapps

There is something that is not right about this. For starters there is no accident about what gets into the press. Secondly, this became an overnight scandal. The woman was attacked and the next day this makes into the press. This reminds me of the Giffords shooting when Palin was blamed for it out of nowhere.

The last few sentences of the article implies he was either set up or lured into a sting for ulterior motives. With as much as politicians get away with, this is too easy. Notice also that he was going to be the “socialist” nominee for French president.

Here is the quote:
“ If found guilty of the attack at the Sofitel Hotel, Strauss-Kahn faces up to 15 years in prison, while his political and financial career already appears ruined.”

In other words if he is innocent the damage has been done.


9 posted on 05/16/2011 8:18:31 AM PDT by GilGil
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To: samtheman

JournOlistas the same the world over.


10 posted on 05/16/2011 8:24:23 AM PDT by Carley (We will not tire. We will not falter. We will not fail. W, 9/20/01)
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To: GilGil
"There is something that is not right about this. For starters there is no accident about what gets into the press. Secondly, this became an overnight scandal. The woman was attacked and the next day this makes into the press."

Yep. AlGore, a former two term VPOTUS, Presidential nominee, and savior of the environment had equally serious and more bizarre allegations leveled against him, and the MSM barely reported that he and Tipper were getting separated.

11 posted on 05/16/2011 8:24:52 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: McGavin999

Actually, he’s a socialist.


12 posted on 05/16/2011 8:24:52 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: rokkitapps
“I don’t know.. don’t intel agencies set up “honey pot” traps like this..”

Maybe, but I stand by my ‘typical politician’ remark.

13 posted on 05/16/2011 8:27:49 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: SanFranDan

You should post a picture of Ms. Banon...


14 posted on 05/16/2011 8:29:12 AM PDT by Abundy
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To: SanFranDan
‘He was a rutting chimpanzee’

Please. We already know he was a Frenchman, why belabor the obvious?
15 posted on 05/16/2011 8:32:44 AM PDT by Cheburashka (Democratic Underground: The Hogwarts of stupid.)
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To: SanFranDan
'He was a rutting chimpanzee'

Isn't that racist?

16 posted on 05/16/2011 8:35:32 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islamophobia: The fear of offending Muslims because they are prone to violence.)
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To: McGavin999
Too bad he wasn’t a liberal, the rape charges seem to enhance their resumes and destroy conservatives.

Yes, like how society shunned, judged and shamed Bill Clinton after his rape-grope-raps.

He commanded top dollar at speaking engagements and book deals.

Was sharp to criticize Bush in office.

The attack raps never were put in context.

Violence against women must only be bad if you are a conservative. Others get a pass.

17 posted on 05/16/2011 8:38:01 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: cicero2k

Your attention is directed to post #12.


18 posted on 05/16/2011 8:50:30 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: GilGil
The woman was attacked and the next day this makes into the press.

The guy was a world famous figure, hauled out of first-class off a jet in NYC, alleged trying to flee the country.

That's going to be in the news everytime.

19 posted on 05/16/2011 8:54:16 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: rokkitapps
The German newspaper der Welt said that Tristane Banon told of the rape (occurring when she was 22) in a television interview in 2007, but the television station beeped out Strauss- Kahn’s name so the viewers didn’t know who it was. He mother was a members of the Socialist Party and talked her daughter into keeping quiet. The mother now says she regrets that decision.
20 posted on 05/16/2011 8:55:02 AM PDT by Hiddigeigei ("Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish," said Dionysus - Euripides)
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To: SanFranDan

Awaiting the Thai animation of this story...


21 posted on 05/16/2011 8:57:24 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: SanFranDan

EDIT: Awaiting the Taiwan animation of this story...


22 posted on 05/16/2011 8:58:18 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Hiddigeigei

Just like NOW and their ilk protected Clinton because he had the “correct stance on women’s issues”! Stupid witches who are willing to allow some of their number to be raped if it means abortions remain legal.


23 posted on 05/16/2011 9:00:04 AM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: NativeNewYorker

Yes, very much a Socialist. In fact the posters at CNN are busy defending him as having been set up for just that reason. He’s a good Socialist and man of the workers who just happened to be staying in a $3,000 a night hotel room and flying first class.


24 posted on 05/16/2011 9:00:25 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: SanFranDan

He and Ted Baxter were separated at birth.


25 posted on 05/16/2011 9:17:37 AM PDT by muleskinner
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To: dead

Will he be out on bail so that he can leave the country?


26 posted on 05/16/2011 9:29:37 AM PDT by 353FMG (The M1911 is mightier than the sword.)
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To: JimSEA
He’s a good Socialist and man of the workers who just happened to be staying in a $3,000 a night hotel room and flying first class.

. . .and no doubt charging all expenses to the IMF even tho' he was on personal business.

27 posted on 05/16/2011 9:34:47 AM PDT by 1066AD
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To: SanFranDan
He was also involved in an affair with a junior staffer at the IMF in 2008,Piroska Nagy


28 posted on 05/16/2011 9:35:14 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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We wish it grew there

29 posted on 05/16/2011 9:46:11 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: SanFranDan

If I were a chimp I’d be offended.


30 posted on 05/16/2011 9:46:45 AM PDT by dools0007world
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To: SanFranDan

Tristane = not guilty:

http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Tristane%20Banon%22&hl=en&num=10&lr=&ft=i&cr=&safe=off&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&biw=1403&bih=719


31 posted on 05/16/2011 9:51:26 AM PDT by isom35
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To: PapaBear3625

Yeah, he was known as a player.

They called him “The Seducer”.

Evidently getting away with it for so long made him bold...


32 posted on 05/16/2011 9:51:35 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Zakeet
He was a rutting chimpanzee


33 posted on 05/16/2011 9:57:17 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: samtheman

Remember Juanita Bodderick?

The striking thing about Bodderick’s story is that detailed fact checking shows absolutely no inconsistencies, as to time and place. Clinton was involved in a political campaign at the time and his campaign diaries and news coverage are available to researchers. There is a hole in his whereabouts precisely at the time she says she was raped and he was in the general vicinity in the times prior to and afterwards. Clinton is one sick puppy. I’ve had the hots for certain women when I was young and frisky, but never, ever dreamed of trying to corner them and rape them. Not even dreamed or fantasized about it. My fantasies are completely of the consensual type.


34 posted on 05/16/2011 9:59:13 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: SanFranDan
a rutting chimpanzee

Ah, those Frenchmen! So suave, so debonair, such eclat! How can we clumsy américains compete with them?

35 posted on 05/16/2011 10:06:16 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: SanFranDan

Disgusting, but not surprising, coming from a leftist.

I wonder how much this might help Le Pen and the National Front?


36 posted on 05/16/2011 10:08:17 AM PDT by tigerteam_ab
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To: dead

How do we know he was fleeing the country?

This timeline is going too fast. Yhr press is focused on this like an obssession.

There is more to this than meets the eye.


37 posted on 05/16/2011 11:20:22 AM PDT by GilGil
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To: GilGil
How do we know he was fleeing the country?

I said "allegedly" - he was certainly leaving the country, maybe fleeing.

I'm sure there's more to the story, there always is. I was just noting that the fact that it was immediately in the news was because he had a high profile, news making arrest at JFK airport. There's no need for a conspiracy as to why the news ran with it.

What is "Yhr press"? There's been a bit of coverage here, but nothing overwhelming. I would imagine its a much bigger story in Europe and particularly France.

38 posted on 05/16/2011 11:41:07 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: GilGil
How do we know he was fleeing the country?

According to reports, he was arrested ON THE PLANE, and had left his personal belongings behind.

What would you call that ?

39 posted on 05/16/2011 11:44:39 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: SanFranDan

He obviously doesn’t have friends like as Bill Clinton had.


40 posted on 05/16/2011 12:36:52 PM PDT by Havisham
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To: GilGil

Most of this will depend on the citim’s going to the police, injuries she sustained ( allegedly she fell on the marble floor trying to escape), the rape examination, etc.
If all that is in sync, he is toast.And should be.

Have we heard if the victim is Black? Or Hispanic?

Calling Al Sharpton, “Please pick up the white courtesy phone.”


41 posted on 05/16/2011 5:03:04 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (where is the Great Santini when we need him??)
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To: Rebelbase
Awaiting the Taiwan animation of this story...

Auf ihre Servis:

42 posted on 05/16/2011 7:13:32 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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