IMF Head Dominique Strauss-Kahn Faces Claim of Sexual Assault, Part Deux


It sounds like de javu, all over again …

62 year old IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was arrested over the weekend and removed from an Air France plane at JFK International Airport on the charges of sexual assault of a NYC hotel maid. However, this is not the first time such accusations have been made of Dominique Strauss-Kahn as reported at the Guardian.

A local official of the Socialist party claimed that Strauss-Kahn had attacked her daughter, who is goddaughter to Strauss-Kahn’s second wife, in 2002.

Tristane Banon was in her 20s and writing a book when she approached Strauss-Kahn for an interview in 2002. In a TV programme in 2007, in which Strauss-Kahn’s name had been bleeped out, Banon allegedly described him as a “rutting chimpanzee” and described how she was forced to fight him off. “It finished badly … very violently … I kicked him,” Banon said. “When we were fighting, I mentioned the word ‘rape’ to make him afraid, but it didn’t have any effect. I managed to get out.”

Once is an occurrence, twice is a trend. What are the odds that this latest sexual assault accusation will sink Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s run for French President?

UPDATE I: Dominique Strauss-Kahn denied bail in sexual assault case, farewell Cayman Islands, say hello to Rikers Island. The judge obviously felt that Kahn was a flight risk and denied the $1 million bail.

The decision to deny bail was a surprising and striking defeat for Mr. Strauss-Kahn, whom many saw as a leading contender to become France’s next president. He was taken to Rikers Island, where he will be held in protective custody in a single-person cell instead.

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  • Comments

    6 Responses to “IMF Head Dominique Strauss-Kahn Faces Claim of Sexual Assault, Part Deux”

    1. rightknight on May 16th, 2011 12:20 pm

      Strauss-Kahn may have a strain of the
      Jefferson-Clinton gene.

    2. Miklo on May 16th, 2011 5:55 pm

      Not sure if his behavior will deter French voters.

      Many will find this episode “charming”.

    3. Waterboy on May 16th, 2011 6:01 pm

      Bill? or Hillary?

    4. Buster on May 17th, 2011 6:11 am

      Innocent until proven guilty that’s how we roll but yes this sordid episode has sunk his presidential aspirations.

    5. Dolf on May 17th, 2011 11:47 am

      Latest news (French radio): he claims he was out eating with his daughter and that is his alibi.

      @Buster, doesn’t have to, Mitterand had a mistress.

      oh..the French are quit pissed off..US is not treating him right blablabla


    6. RUT-ROH, IMF Leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s Alleged Sexual Assault Victim Lives in AIDS Housing | Scared Monkeys on May 18th, 2011 5:25 pm

      [...] the news get any worse for IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn? First he is arrested for alleged sexual assault of a maid in a NYC hotel, then he is denied bail and forced to go to Rikers, now we learn according [...]

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