Strauss-Kahn Faces New Charges

Just days after a hotel maid’s case against him began to crumble, ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn faces new charges. French writer Tristane Banon is set to file charges against him in France stemming from an alleged sexual assault in 2002, her lawyer told Reuters today. According to The Daily Beast’s Christopher Dickey, Banon has claimed previously that she fought off Strauss-Kahn on the floor of an empty apartment nine years ago when she was 22. In a 2007 TV appearance, she called Strauss-Kahn a “horny monkey … I said the word ‘rape’ to scare him, but it didn’t seem to scare him much,” she recalled at the time.