America, France & DSK: Mea Culpa Praecox

Posted by John Rosenthal

Unverified “revelations” from anonymous sources about Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s New York accuser have led to a torrent of self-recriminations from American commentators. Since, among other reasons, the New York Times reported that the accuser invoked Strauss-Kahn’s wealth during a recorded conversation in a Fulani dialect that she had with an African immigrant in a detention facility, [...]

Tristane Banon on DSK: ‘It Makes Me Sick to See Him a Free Man, Dining in an Expensive Restaurant’

Posted by John Rosenthal

In a long interview published today in the French weekly L’Express, the 32-year-old French writer Tristane Banon explains why she has chosen to file attempted rape charges against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn some eight years after the alleged incident. For details and background, see my new report on Pajamas Media here.

DSK’s French Accuser to File Attempted Rape Complaint

Posted by John Rosenthal

The lawyer for French writer Tristane Banon announced today that his client will file attempted rape charges against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn in Paris. David Koubbi insists that even if the American prosecution crumbles, Banon’s case is “extremely solid.” See my report on Pajamas Media here.

French Accuser of DSK Refuses to Help American Prosecution

Posted by John Rosenthal

The young French novelist Tristane Banon claims she was sexually assaulted by Dominique Strauss-Kahn. But, according to her lawyer, she does not want to be “used” by the American judicial system… See my new report on Pajamas Media here.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn: Older Accusation of Sexual Assault Resurfaces in France

Posted by John Rosenthal

In the aftermath of the arrest of IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on sexual assault charges in New York, an older accusation of sexual assault against Strauss-Kahn has resurfaced in France. Strauss-Kahn’s French accuser is Tristane Banon, a 31-year-old writer who claims to have been assaulted by Strauss-Kahn in an empty apartment in Paris in 2002. [...]