The lawyer for French writer Tristane Banon announced today that his client intends to file attempted rape charges against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn in Paris. “I will send the complaint to the public prosecutor’s office tomorrow,” lawyer David Koubbi told the French weekly L’Express, “and they will receive it on Wednesday.” The move comes only days after prosecutors in New York conceded that their case against Strauss-Kahn had been weakened by questions surrounding the credibility of a maid who has accused Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her in May at the Sofitel Hotel in New York.
The accusations offer its own punchline:
The 32-year-old Banon has accused Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her eight years earlier in an empty Parisian apartment where she was conducting an interview with him for a book on the “biggest mistakes” of well-known public figures.
Perhaps Strauss-Kahn thought a "demonstration project" was necessary?
I dunno -- have you ever assumed that you were entitled to have sex with someone just because the idea occurred to you? It would be awfully difficult to be a functioning human being if you operated that way, don't you think?