French detective have interrogated one of Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s daughters about a claim that he strived to rape a French writer. Camille Strauss-Kahn is a pal of the alleged victim, Tristane Banon. Ms Banon articulates the former IMF chief assaulted her in a Paris flat in 2003 as she attempted to conduct an interview with him.
Separately, Mr. Strauss-Kahn denies charges of sexually abusing a New York hotel maid on 14 May. Mr. Strauss-Kahn was freed from house take into custody in the US city earlier this month after the integrity of his accuser’s evidence came into question.
Police questioned Camille Strauss-Kahn on Monday, a judicial representative dialogue on condition of confidentiality told the Associated Press. Her mother, Mr Strauss-Kahn’s ex-wife, Brigitte Guillemette, was interrogated on Friday, legal sources said. She is Ms Banon’s godmother.
She said she had not pursued the case at the time because “everyone told me it would never be successful”, but that following the claims in New York there was “maybe a chance to finally be audit to”.
Mr Strauss-Kahn denies any misconduct, and has launched a counter-claim, suing Ms Banon for making fake statements. Under French law, the charge of pursue rape carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in jail. Though, the prosecutors’ investigation may not lead to official charges.
Ms Banon and her mother, Anne Mansouret, herself a politician from Mr Strauss-Kahn’s centre-left Socialist Party, were consulted by police last week.