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French Writer Tristane Banon Accuses Dominique Strauss-Kahn of Attempted Rape
Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 3:00PM BST 04 Jul 2011 | The Telegraph

Posted on 07/04/2011 9:42:05 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay

The lawyer of French novelist Tristane Banon says she will file a lawsuit accusing former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape.

Tristane Banon's lawyer David Koubbi said the lawsuit will be filed in Paris on Tuesday.

He said the complaint will relate to an incident that took place when Banon went to interview Strauss-Kahn in an apartment in Paris.

Banon was 22 at the time. She has already publicly discussed the incident, saying Strauss-Kahn acted like a "chimpanzee on heat".

Strauss-Kahn was arrested in New York in May on charges that he tried to sexually assault a hotel maid. Strauss-Kahn, who denied wrongdoing, was released without bail last week after questions emerged about the maid's credibility.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dominiquestrausskahn; france; strausskahn; tristanebanon
Background:

Tristane Banon, the 31-year-old god-daughter of Strauss-Kahn’s second wife Brigitte Guillemette, said he attacked her almost a decade ago. Ms Banon will now tell French detectives about the alleged attempted rape, which took place in an anonymous studio flat in Paris in 2002.

Strauss-Kahn lured the then 21-year-old trainee journalist to the property under the promise of an interview, and then started to rip her clothes off, it is claimed.

‘I kicked him, I called him a rapist, he didn’t seem to care,’ said Ms Banon in earlier interviews, in which she also described Strauss-Kahn as acting like a ‘rutting chimpanzee’.

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.

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1 posted on 07/04/2011 9:42:14 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay
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.

And as long as that holds true, he'll continue to escape the consequences of his actions.

2 posted on 07/04/2011 9:46:21 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: fight_truth_decay
Another adherent to the 'there's no such thing as bad publicity' maxim.

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3 posted on 07/04/2011 9:56:12 AM PDT by tomkat ( Palin/West '12 (or vice versa :-))
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To: fight_truth_decay

Two rape charges?
That locks it in for him.
He will be a shoo-in for President of France now.


4 posted on 07/04/2011 9:56:47 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The more effeminate & debauched the people, the more they are fitted for a tyrannical government.)
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To: Iron Munro

Sadly, you’re probably right. If there’s one thing the French love, it’s the arrogance of power.


5 posted on 07/04/2011 10:06:13 AM PDT by livius
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To: fight_truth_decay
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6 posted on 07/04/2011 10:15:13 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: livius

Ooo. Glass houses. How many women did Bill Clinton rape and yet get reelected? (That we know about.)

“On July 6, 1997, young Mary Mahoney, a former White House intern, who was about to go public with sexual assault/rape charges against Bill Clinton, was shot to death in a professional hit at the Georgetown Starbucks coffee shop. She took 5 shots including a shot to the back of the head, execution style. Later as a message to Monica, Bill Clinton gave Lewinsky a Starbucks coffee mug.”


7 posted on 07/04/2011 10:19:35 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: fight_truth_decay

Is there a statute of limitations on rape? Nine years seems a long time to wait.


8 posted on 07/04/2011 10:32:00 AM PDT by The people have spoken
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To: fight_truth_decay

This guy must be related to Bill Clinton!


9 posted on 07/04/2011 10:39:36 AM PDT by RightWingConspirator (The original "Cash for Clunkers" program: the DNC Campaign fund)
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To: fight_truth_decay

She’s 100% not guilty.

But needless to say, there’s something mighty fishy about the decision to drop the charges in New York.


10 posted on 07/04/2011 10:55:40 AM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: The people have spoken
The 2nd wife explains why the God daughter's career was what they thought more important back then. Banon came out during the NYC incident, where the maid is said being deported and was called a prostitute as well..leaving some suspect that money can change the outcome..Banon was waiting til after the US case, but with the present situation decided to go after him tomorrow. Strauss-Kahn has a history of "going after" women as those in government connected with him said that they would not be in the same room with him alone from experiences they have had with him.

Miss Banon interviewed Mr Strauss-Kahn in 2003 for her book, Errors Admitted. But her editor, the Telegraphed reported, removed a chapter in which she recounts her "interview" with the former French finance minister which took place in a garret flat with a bed.

In the extract, she says he gave her a boring "compilation of TV declarations without interest". "The atmosphere became heavy," she goes on cryptically. "All I wanted to do was leave. I ended up doing so half an hour later with a promise to return which I would not keep." Her account is nothing like as graphic as the one she gave in 2007 on a French cable TV chat show, the story said. Perhaps someone needs to take him down for his actions, as his career goes on and is considered for President? If anything, the satisfaction of seeing this guy exposed for what he is is justice so the next one will not be discredited. Maybe now was the time when she would be BELIEVED.

Clinton is an prime example of being able to come out on top after numerous allegations and caught in his lies; he is just better looking, has the charisma and is successful in make people forget and move on. Clinton still holds "the power". Even being called son-like to Bingsh, Sr. A different image than the red-eyed and bloated Strauss-Kahn. His wife is a former star TV presenter and art heiress- what she sees in this cad with a history of abuse, I wonder.

ATTEMPTED RAPE

11 posted on 07/04/2011 10:59:47 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay

wow I should use spell check—but you get the message..sorry ALL


12 posted on 07/04/2011 11:03:53 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay

Socialists must express their social behaviors. Whats the big deal? Next...... /sc


13 posted on 07/04/2011 11:22:33 AM PDT by tflabo ( to have been selected)
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To: fight_truth_decay

14 posted on 07/04/2011 12:13:41 PM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: Cincinna

Thanks fight_truth_decay.


15 posted on 07/04/2011 12:19:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: fight_truth_decay; Revolting cat!
She has already publicly discussed the incident, saying Strauss-Kahn acted like a "chimpanzee on heat"

Is that anything like a crazed sex poodle?


16 posted on 07/04/2011 12:39:48 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask Barack Obama this election if he believes Jesus Christ rose from the dead and walked among men.)
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To: tomkat

This is going to give French intellectuals pathos and drama to indulge in and write about for the next one hundred years.


17 posted on 07/04/2011 12:42:15 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: a fool in paradise

18 posted on 07/04/2011 12:42:45 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

That monkey would look cuter if it was eating some cheese.


19 posted on 07/04/2011 12:46:38 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask Barack Obama this election if he believes Jesus Christ rose from the dead and walked among men.)
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To: fight_truth_decay
Tristane prefers freaks!


20 posted on 07/04/2011 12:59:59 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Just being attacked by defense attorneys is nothing compared to getting taken out by hitmen...

Bill was a real champ at this stuff and makes DSK look like an amateur.


21 posted on 07/04/2011 1:53:42 PM PDT by livius
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To: Revolting cat!

I believe that was an event like a book signing where
fans ask for a picture with you.


22 posted on 07/04/2011 7:19:25 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: a fool in paradise
A "chimpanzee in heat" and a "crazed sex poodle" walked into a NYC bar.....the bartender says what's your poison? The chimp says, "Get my poodle friend here a Chocolate Martini, loves his chocolate just before a massage."

The bartender says..and you sir? A Naughty School Girl will do, winked the chimp.

[hey best I could do considering most sexy drink names I can't post here!]

23 posted on 07/04/2011 7:35:46 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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24 posted on 07/04/2011 7:37:03 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: fight_truth_decay; RaceBannon; Lazamataz

Trisane Banon?

She must be Race Bannon’s French cousin.

Laz? Well if he wouldn’t hit it, then there is no hope for the survival of the French language.


25 posted on 07/04/2011 9:29:10 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: fight_truth_decay
Seems mamma Banon had slept with Kahn a few years before the daughter. It just gets better and better.

So the daughter goes to an obscure hotel?? rather than a quiet restaurant with people around??

Her books appear to be VERY anti-male.

26 posted on 07/19/2011 9:13:49 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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