DSK Two-Front Legal War Now Official: Tristane Banon Just Filed Attempted Rape Charges

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Unfazed by threats that DSK's legal team would sue her for defamation if she proceeded to accuse the former IMF head of sexual assault, France 24 has just reported that Tristane Banon has formally filed an official legal complaint against DSK.

French writer files attempted rape complaint against Strauss-Kahn

French journalist and writer Tristane Banon has filed a legal complaint alleging that former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn attempted to rape her while she was interviewing him in a Paris apartment in 2003, her lawyer said.

From AP:

A young author filed a sex assault complaint against former
International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Tuesday,
opening a new and potentially ugly episode in the legal woes of a man
once seen as a top contender for the presidency of France.

lawyer for Tristane Banon, 31, told The Associated Press that he had
filed a formal complaint by mail asking prosecutors to open an
investigation into her allegation that he tried to rape her in his
apartment during a book interview in 2003.

Strauss-Kahn’s allies in the opposition Socialist Party say Banon is
part of a conspiracy to undermine the 62-year-old former IMF chief. His
personal and political future looked suddenly brighter last week after
New York prosecutors said they had doubts about the credibility of a
maid accusing him of attempted rape in her hotel room.

Banon came forward in the press after weeks of remaining mostly
silent, saying in an interview published Tuesday that she was finally
trying to clear her own name of suspicion that she had fabricated the

Tristane Banon told French news magazine L’Express that she was tired of hearing “lies and rumors” told about the incident.

“I can’t take it anymore hearing that I must be lying because I haven’t filed suit,” Banon said.

Strauss-Kahn has labeled Banon’s account “imaginary” and has threatened to file a criminal complaint of slander against her.

Strauss-Kahn is free on bail in New York, charged with attempted rape
and other crimes. He resigned from his job as IMF chief to fight the

Banon said she had waited eight years before filing her complaint
because “it’s very difficult for any woman in this situation ... and
it’s even more difficult when you know in advance that it’s doomed to

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digitlman's picture

2003?  We're now over 1/2 way through 2011....yeah....go back under a rock.   Statute of Limitations and whatnot.



trav7777's picture

She was hot and 22...that should be the first thing in his opening argument

SmoothCoolSmoke's picture

To a French jury?  Absolutely!

vast-dom's picture

I wholeheartedly agree. This is so much worse than a blatant publicity stunt.

StychoKiller's picture

Personal foul, piling-on, 15-yard penalty -- repeat 3rd down.


monopoly's picture

I could not make this up if I tried. Amazing.

Hey guys, have any of you seen those "brilliant ones" calling 20 bucks in silver lately. Hmmmm!!! And Robot a no show.

GoinFawr's picture

Gold up, dollar up. "No! No... That's not true! That's impossible!!! Noooooooooo.....urghaaa!"


Bastiat's picture

Robot's getting squeezed by the high cost of greasepaint, size 30 shoes and big rubber noses.

monopoly's picture

If, and it is always a big if, we get gold to close over 1,515 with some volume, we may have a bottom here? Still the summer. No margin!!!!

GoinFawr's picture

It appears that your 'if' was Au's command.

firstdivision's picture

Trin: S'matter baby? 'fraid you'll catch something?
Cyr:  No. It's not that.  I've just never been this close to a..
Arch: Call-girl, it's not an insult, Cyril. Trinette takes pride in her work.
Trin: I really do ..
Cyr:  OK.
Trin: .. so c'mon, budge in.
Cyr:  Oh gosh.
Trin: That's not so bad, is it?
Cyr:  No..

carbonmutant's picture

More circus... less bread...

Franken_Stein's picture


Who cares anymore ?

DSK is a political deadbeat now.

Neither is he holding any office nor will he in the future.


Although the fake/non-fake rape allegations and charges have been dropped, I don't think he will never make it into the final rounds of the French version of the Partie Socialiste's caucus.

His political career is O.V.A.H.

End of this.


Dr. Engali's picture

What do you mean? This is like a badge of honor in France.

Franken_Stein's picture


Sorry, typo.

Drop the 'n' of never.


Ghordius's picture

Are you sure? I'm not...

Mistreated by "les Americains" and at home, it's France, after all! Wait until he takes the glorious mantle of Jean d'Arc.

Dr. Engali's picture

I know this guy is a pig and he deserves everything he gets, but please 8 years after the fact. Couldn't they find some one a little more credible?


GoinFawr's picture

Her husband made Michelle promise not to say anything...


Oh wait, nm. You said more credible, my bad.

Instant Wealth's picture

Yeah, give us some details about Evil Dick DSK ... the filthy ones !!

bugs_'s picture

perhaps he also made a joke about a pubic hair on a coke can 8 years ago too

Joebloinvestor's picture

Mom, "DSK sexually assaulted me."

Don't complain or it will affect my position as a socialist in good standing.

A real shinning example of how French women care for their daughters.

buzzsaw99's picture

I hope DSK gives his rich ass (rash?) wife one or more incurable STDs. He probably only fucks strangers in the ass though so she'll be okay.

grunk's picture

DSK stiffed the hooker then stiffed the hooker?

He'll eventually deal with the pimp.

Watch your back, DSK.

carbonmutant's picture

There are a lot of parties that assumed facts not in evidence,

And many of them are at risk because DSK knows what hides in many EU closets...

nontaxpayer's picture

Where there's smoke ther's fire...the guy's obv a major douche.

BobPaulson's picture

Usually I don't agree with that logic, but in this case something tells me he's got plenty to hid. Mostly because there are many other people who corroborate that he is slime but don't quite have charges to lay.

Bansters-in-my- feces's picture

Fuck You,DSK

....I mean,I won't Fuck You,DSK....

I mean,I hope your Fucked,DSK......

SmoothCoolSmoke's picture

Sarkozy....taking no chances.

Andrew Jackson epitaph's picture

another viagra collateral victim

MrBinkeyWhat's picture

So, what is the deal with blow jobs...Hello TEETH.
Can someone explain to me how you can be forced to do this without a gun/knife to your neck. And even then TEETH...Hello!

Ever had a blow job?  Teeth there...

patb's picture

if she is filing a civil complaint the statute of limitations is 10 years, so she can file, but what

are her damages?  Is she doing a Paula Jones, where she wants an Apology, or is she 

suing for lost wages? (None) or is she suing for physical harm? (None publicized) or is she

filing for psychological harm (Has she been under treatment?)  

after 8 years, can she file criminal charges?  It seems the case is far too stale for a prosecutor.

AgentPete's picture

Time for a reality check here, peeps.

The evidence -  presumably Monsieur Hulot's personal exudate - is clear and not disputed.  He did have some kind of sex with "that woman".  However, as I predicted, his special forces legal team has drawn a smokescreen over that key fact. The only question is - was it consensual or otherwise?

By attacking her credibility, the case is reduced to he said/she said on that crucial issue. IE stalemate.

None of this means he isn't a rapacious rear-ender monkey.  Just that he won't serve time for being one.

SparkySC's picture

Is he back under arrest in the USA or is he spending time trying to exchange his wife and children for a warm baguette?

Monedas's picture

Slime ? What is the IMF if not big time slime ! Cyclon B and mustard gas pepper spray cocktail for all of them ! Monedas 2011 Her attorney wrote a letter to the DA ? What a media whore ! Send us a video of your next session in the stirrups ?