Strauss-Kahn Faces New Allegations

Posted on July 4, 2011

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PASHA BELYAYEV

Just when Dominique Strauss-Kahn thought the sexual assault case in the United States involving the hotel maid had wavered, a new accusation of attempted rape has surfaced against him in his home country of France.

French author Tristane Banon is reportedly going to file a report alleging sexual assault, which will begin a new investigation of Strauss-Kahn. He, however, has gone on the offensive and is reportedly going to file a complaint of slander against Banon.

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This new complaint against Strauss-Kahn is the second accusing him of sexual assault in just months, and is another blow to his presidential bid in 2012.

Banon revealed in 2007 that a politician had reportedly attacked her during an interview for a book of hers. She later revealed that the politician in question was Strauss-Kahn.

Strauss-Kahn commented that he thinks it is suspicious that this case “conveniently” came about just as the case in the United States had closed.

Before this new accusation surfaced, a poll was conducted which asked the French whether or not Strauss-Kahn still had a political future. 51% of people said his political career was over, while 42% said he could still return.

Prior to Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s arrest in the United States, he was the leading presidential candidate in polls that were conducted throughout France.

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