And the other shoe drops: The lawyer of a French woman who says that Dominique Strauss-Kahn—the IMF head facing allegations of attempted rape and criminal sexual misconduct against a Manhattan hotel maid over the weekend—sexually assaulted her in 2002 said Monday that the woman would like to file a legal complaint. Tristane Banon reportedly felt "pressured" not to press charges by her own mother after the initial event, but the recent allegations against Strauss-Kahn have persuaded her to do so now. "She knows she'll be heard and she knows she'll be taken seriously," her lawyer said. Strauss-Kahn will be arraigned in a Manhattan court on Monday for charges of sexually assaulting a maid this weekend; he’s expected to plead not guilty.
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