Second woman accuses Strauss-Kahn

A woman who says she was sexually assaulted by Dominique Strauss-Kahn nine years ago in France intends to lodge a legal complaint against the International Monetary Fund chief.

A woman who says she was sexually assaulted by Dominique Strauss-Kahn nine years ago in France intends to lodge a legal complaint against the International Monetary Fund chief.

Her Parisian lawyer David Koubbi said Tristane Banon did not act earlier due to “pressures” she faced over the alleged 2002 sexual assault by Strauss-Kahn and was dissuaded by her own mother, a regional Socialist official.

Mr Koubbi said he is likely to take action on behalf of Ms Banon now because “she knows she’ll be heard and she knows she’ll be taken seriously.”

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