Skip to comments.French Writer Tristane Banon Accuses Dominique Strauss-Kahn of Attempted Rape
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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Tristane Banon, the 31-year-old god-daughter of Strauss-Kahns 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 didnt seem to care, said Ms Banon in earlier interviews, in which she also described Strauss-Kahn as acting like a rutting chimpanzee.
Ms Banons 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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And as long as that holds true, he'll continue to escape the consequences of his actions.
Two rape charges?
That locks it in for him.
He will be a shoo-in for President of France now.
Sadly, you’re probably right. If there’s one thing the French love, it’s the arrogance of power.
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.”
Is there a statute of limitations on rape? Nine years seems a long time to wait.
This guy must be related to Bill Clinton!
She’s 100% not guilty.
But needless to say, there’s something mighty fishy about the decision to drop the charges in New York.
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.
wow I should use spell check—but you get the message..sorry ALL
Socialists must express their social behaviors. Whats the big deal? Next...... /sc
Is that anything like a crazed sex poodle?
This is going to give French intellectuals pathos and drama to indulge in and write about for the next one hundred years.
That monkey would look cuter if it was eating some cheese.
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.
I believe that was an event like a book signing where
fans ask for a picture with you.
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!]
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.
So the daughter goes to an obscure hotel?? rather than a quiet restaurant with people around??
Her books appear to be VERY anti-male.