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Strauss-Kahn Files Slander Claim

Dominique Strauss-Kahn isn't taking his second sexual-assault accusation sitting down. His lawyers say they will file a slander complaint against novelist Tristane Banon, who earlier today said she will file a criminal sexual-assault complaint against the former International Monetary Fund chief. Banon said in 2007 that she had been sexually assaulted by a politician, but her lawyer says her mother dissuaded her from naming the culprit. She named Strauss-Kahn as her attacker after his arrest on May 14, and today said she intends to press charges. Strauss-Kahn's lawyers said the French politician "has always said that the incident described by Ms. Banon since 2007 is imaginary."

July 4, 2011 12:59 PM