A lawyer for French novelist Tristane Banon has shared that she will file a lawsuit against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, accusing him of attempted rape. Just last week, Strauss-Kahn was released after the credibility of his original accuser, a Manhattan-based hotel maid, was called into question given she had lied before a grand jury.
According to Banon, the attempted rape occurred nearly ten years ago, when the then-22-year-old writer interviewed Strauss-Kahn in a Parisian apartment. The timing of Banon’s suit is important given that, in France, the statute of limitations for attempted rape is 10 years.
Banon plans to file her suit tomorrow, July 5th.
h/t ABC News
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