July 5th, 2011
08:34 AM ET

Sex assault complaint to be filed against Strauss-Kahn in France

A new accusation of attempted rape will be filed against former International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn in France Tuesday as a separate case against him appears to be on shaky ground in New York.

Writer Tristane Banon, 32, alleges that Strauss-Kahn attacked her eight years ago, her lawyer David Koubbi said, adding that he will file her complaint with French prosecutors Tuesday afternoon.

After Koubbi announced plans to file the complaint Monday, a Strauss-Kahn lawyer in France said he had filed a counterclaim against Banon for "false declarations."

Once French prosecutors receive the complaint, they will determine if there is enough evidence to press charges.

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  1. liliane

    Bonjour de France ,

    I would just say that everybody in France journalist, politics knows the story about Tristane BANON since 2003 and every body close his mouth because Dominik strauss khan is a powerful man.In France the law of silence required.

    July 6, 2011 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
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