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Updated: September 13, 2011 00:59 IST

Strauss-Kahn quizzed over Paris case

  • Kim Willsher
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Dominique Strauss-Kahn
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Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been interviewed by French police investigating a second attempted rape allegation.

The former head of the International Monetary Fund was questioned on Monday morning by officers carrying out a preliminary inquiry into allegations he attacked the novelist and journalist Tristane Banon when she went to interview him in 2003.

Ms. Banon, now 32, claims Mr. Strauss-Kahn (62), leapt on her and behaved like a “rutting chimpanzee”, accusations his lawyers describe as “fantasy”.

Mr. Strauss-Kahn was quizzed by police just over a week after he arrived back in France from New York. Charges that he had sexually assaulted and attempted to rape a New York hotel maid were dropped after questions about her credibility were raised when it was revealed she had lied to immigration officers in order to stay in the US. She is now bringing a civil suit. — © Guardian Newspapers Limited, 2011

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