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DEFENSE Strauss-Kahn to Go on French TV Bob Edme / AP

Strauss-Kahn to Go on French TV

French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn will appear on French television in a primetime interview Sunday where he will face questioning about the recent rape allegations made against him. This will be the first public interview for Strauss-Kahn since being accused of attempting to rape a hotel maid in New York in May but was later exonerated due to questions about the woman’s credibility. Strauss-Kahn has also been accused of attempting to rape French journalist Tristane Banon eight years ago—and he admitted Friday in an interview with L’Express  that he tried to kiss Banon, but says he never tried to sexually assault her, as she claims. Meanwhile, lawyers for Nafissatou Diallo, the New York maid, said they want to hear his explanation of what happened. While all the charges have been dropped against Strauss-Kahn, he still faces a civil suit by Diallo.

September 16, 2011 8:52 PM