Thursday 22 February 2018

French MP quizzed over new Strauss-Kahn claims

Henry Samuel in Paris

A French female MP claims she turned down a chance to meet Dominique Strauss-Kahn in the Paris apartment where he allegedly tried to rape a French writer, because of warnings the "satyr" may have attacked other girls there.

Police questioned Lorraine MP Aurelie Filippetti yesterday as part of a preliminary investigation into claims by Tristane Banon (32) who says the former head of the International Monetary Fund ripped off her clothes and jeans and put his fingers in her underwear at a Paris flat where she had gone to interview him in 2003.

Email exchanges between Ms Filippetti and Ms Banon's mother, Anne Mansouret, written shortly after the alleged assault and obtained by detectives, were leaked to 'Le Figaro' newspaper yesterday. In them, Ms Mansouret informs Ms Filippetti that her daughter is considering filing a legal complaint against Mr Strauss-Kahn. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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