Dominique Strauss-Kahn could be facing up to 15 years in prison in France after a woman’s lawyer lodged a complaint of attempted rape and announced: ‘We won’t let go’.
Tristane Banon, a 31-year-old journalist, was ‘sickened’ to see the former International Monetary Fund head celebrating the apparent collapse of a rape case against him in New York.
Ms Banon says she was attacked by Mr Strauss-Kahn in a Paris studio flat in 2002, where he allegedly acted like a ‘rutting chimpanzee’ as he tried to pull her clothes off.
Ms Banon’s lawyer David Koubbi confirmed that her complaint – which was posted today and which will be received by prosecutors on Wednesday – was ‘extremely solid and well documented’.
Attempted rape carries a sentence of up to 15 years in France, or more if there are aggravating circumstances, including the use of extreme violence.
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