Tristane Banon To File Legal Complaint Against DSK In France

Tyler Durden's picture

While the legal case against DSK in New York may be ending shortly, a new one, and possibly the first of many if the man's reputation as a womanizer is indeed valid, is about to be launched against him in France. From Reuters: French writer Tristane Banon will file a legal complaint on Tuesday over an alleged rape attempt by former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn in 2002, her lawyer told Reuters. David Koubbi, Banon's attorney, said the complaint would relate to an incident that took place when she went to interview Strauss-Kahn in an apartment in Paris. She was 22 at the time and has already publically discussed the incident. "Tristane Banon will file a complaint on Tuesday for attempted rape in Paris," Koubbi said." It is unclear if the case will be civil or criminal although considering statuse on limitations on these kinds of things for a criminal trial is hardly 9+ years, we are confident the weakest for of allegation against DSK will be filed. Of course, this is to be expected when one waits 9 years to actually lodge a complaint against something that should have been brough to the authorities' attention immediately.

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AnAnonymous's picture

Now this looks like a conspiracy theory if confirmed. This woman declined filing legal complaint before while making a coming out for reasons I did not find on the Internet.

And now that this guy is about to benefit from the US world order, she wants to file?


Or she wants to profit from the US world order, the guy is going to pay in order to get out of the mess his sexual addictions put him in.


Léonard's picture

Banon did not declined but was "invited" to not file complaint. Her mother pressured her also to not file anything. DSK is protected by his fellow politicians and by the news media. It is not that easy to try him in court.

There is also no conspiracy. It was about time DSK was caught for his harassment. The maid at the Sofitel was a prostitute who filed complain because DSK did not pay her. Everybody in the political and French press class know his tendency to sexualy harass women and to pay for prostitutes. They are many stories like these that are hidden to the public but this time his friends couldn't do anything for him because the complaint was filed in the USA.

Here is an interview in French of Tristane Banon taken in 2007 where she describes DSK as a "chimpanzee in rut" and the guys around the table (all are French journalists) agreed by saying "we all know that". DSK never denied what she was publicly saying back then.

The rape attempt occured during an interview for one of her book. DSK invited her to talk in an empty flat with one bed near the Assemblée Nationale in Paris. He suddenly went physical with her and she had to fight against him cause he didn't want to leave her alone. When she escaped, she told him she was gonna filed complaint but he didn't react cause apparently many women already told him so. She went to a lawyer and worked on the case but never went further.

QQQBall's picture

Oh come on... a decade later? Sorry, this will not stickl nor should it!.

Léonard's picture

It's late but that doesn't mean she is lying. Banon's accusations were made public in 2007 and DSK never filed any complaint for defamation.

Her mother who pressured her to not filed complaint is also a member of DSK's political party, the Parti Socialiste.

Joebloinvestor's picture

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

Djirk's picture

This aint the prudish US, if Italy is an indicator, he will be the next president of France.

Ripped Chunk's picture

All arrogant NWO - Bilderberger's (same data set) need to be rounded up, imprisoned and tried for war crimes and crimes against humanity then summarily executed.

This needs to happen now. We need a large revolutionary force to make this happen.

jmcadg's picture

Could this be a double play? DSK is allowed by US authorities to leave the country as they believe he will be picked up back in France, only to be quoshed and 'weyhey' he can spill the beans on the non existence of Tungsten in Fort Knox.

Just a thought.

TJW's picture

I wonder if false accusations are as much of a national past time for French women as they are for American and British women.

Zero Govt's picture

Hell hath no fury like woman scorned ....what women come out with during divorce cases suggest they're anything but the 'fairer sex' ...clearly Ms Banon has picked her moment?

Year 1 'tick tock tick tock'

Year 2 'tick tock tick tock'

Year 3.... etc zzzzzzzZ

Year 9 'DSK may run in French Elections' Bingo!

Léonard's picture

How do you know her accusations are false ?

What Tristan Banon went through is known in every news and political offices in France.

TJW's picture

If you are responding to my comment, you might note that I didn't say Banon's accusations are false. Neither did I imply that they are. Again, I wonder if false accusations by French women are as much of a national past time as false accusations by American and British women.

TJW's picture

Just for the record, that should be "pastime."

snowball777's picture

This is France..."rape attempt" could mean he served her an inferior Chardonnay.


snowball777's picture

Two Merlot fans with no sense of humor...

Sudden Debt's picture

I think you pissed off 2 frenchman by combining "inferior" and "Chardonnay".


Zero Govt's picture

files a complaint over an 'alleged' rape attempt in 2002 ...a decade of serious contemplation Ms Banon ...not an orchestrated reputational damage campaign against DSK is there pre-French elections? ...conspiracy theorists move along

bigwavedave's picture

He likes to bang women in a lower postition of power than he holds. Oh... so do I

Sudden Debt's picture

I think he should apologize to the cleaning ladies who had to clean the curtains after he spanked that ho like a pony at the fair!


Djirk's picture

he covered both bases in one shot, by spanking the cleaning °lady°

FrankIvy's picture

Statute of Limitations for forcible rape against a grown woman should be 6 months or less. 

nmewn's picture

Boy, them socialists sure can pick em ;-)

Rich elitist, check.

Head of IMF debt bondage cartel, check.

Apparently into actual human physical bondage, check...LOL!


Sudden Debt's picture

Kissing Ass is a thing of the past!

You need more skills than that these days if you want to make it in this world!


nmewn's picture

So, you're saying, in the latest iteration of the defense of DSK, that the front runner for the socialist party of France should not care about law or justice no matter what country he is in?

Is this something unique to French socialists or is this a general european thngy where elites are not held to the same standards as ordinary citizens?

GoinFawr's picture

you're a one trick pony that's not fooling anyone.

nmewn's picture

How so?...would you like to add something?

GoinFawr's picture


Iceland: 'european' by your definition?

nmewn's picture

You need to be a little more expansive if you can.

What does criminal charges pressed/pending against DSK in two separate countries, who was/is the confirmed front runner of the socialist party of France and an elitist vampire of the highest order, have to do with Iceland?

Sudden Debt's picture

Power gets you a lot of free sex. What can I say.


nmewn's picture

So now Belgium weighs in, I see its a european thingy afterall, thanks for the clarification.

But contrary to your continental opinion, rape is not free sex.


GFORCE's picture

Here's some food for thought: Around feb/march DSK denounced the dollar and talked of a new reserve currency. The sunday ahead of his arrest, Lagarde appeared on British tv with George Osborne when she had been non existent previously.

Once she is sworn in after a one horse race, the case against dsk collapses completely. Odd coincidences, though they may be that.

RobotTrader's picture

The poor schlub has already gotten off. Pay a fine and get it over with.

GoinFawr's picture

If cleaning a couple of rooms in a state of shock is enough time to put your complaint outside the statute of limitations, isn't 9 years a foregone conclusion? Oh wait nm, it's France where citizens still at least have the pretence of legal recourse, so as long as Banon didn't lie in order to escape some living hell she might still have a case.

Azannoth's picture

Even if he did try to rape her, the fact that he didn't use enough force would put that at only 'indicent behaviour' not rape, and whatever reasons she might have had for waiting 9 years, she would be better off to just let it go, but for whatever reason women don't feel ashamed to be rape victims anymore it's almost a badge of honour of them today


The average woman statistically has 5 boyfriends before age of 25, and in France it's probably double that yet, a woman will accuse any1 whom she 'does not like' of rape, women today are virtual bitchez yet think of them selves as highly as to put innocent men in prison for nothing more than being nice to them and appreciation of their physical beauty


Some will go into a bar with a miniscirt that in 2 cm away from showing her panties yet feel offended when men talk dirty or give them looks

caconhma's picture

Let us make it simple: Dominique Strauss-Kahn is a disgusting POS and a pervert.

I don't know what did happen in the NY hotel room between him and this  dirty, HIV-infected, lying negro, apparently money laundering whore. After all, DSK is not denying a sexual affair with this shit.

Is DSK really the best and brightest of the New World Order Banker Ruling Elite? Apparently, he is. Then, my friends, the "great Western Civilization" is about to go caput!

anonnn's picture

"...should have been brought to the authorities' attention immediately."

Who are you to make that pronunciamento?


TheJudge2012's picture

So we have a right to know who the maid is since she committed a crime by lying, and we can watch as her standard of living goes sky high.

Newsboy's picture

In the US, about 30% of adult women have actually been forcibly raped at least once. I don't know the numbers for France. It looks like DSK has been a significant contributor to whatever the statistic is.