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May 24, 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn's Goddaughter: Yeah, He Tried To Rape Me, Too, in 2002

There's a story about cops looking for a discarded murder weapon, a gun, in a notorious crime-dump of a lot in Baltimore.

One cop finds a gun, and his sergeant tells him, "No, that's the wrong caliber. Let's just focus on the one we're looking for or we'll be out here all night."*

With Dominique Strauss-Kahn: Let's ignore the attempted rapes or we'll be at this all year.

But now Tristane Banon, the 31-year-old god-daughter of Strauss-Kahn’s second wife Brigitte Guillemette, said he attacked her almost a decade ago.

Ms Banon will now tell French detectives about the alleged attempted rape, which took place in an anonymous studio flat in Paris in 2002.

Strauss-Kahn lured the then 21-year-old trainee journalist to the property under the promise of an interview, and then started to rip her clothes off, it is claimed.
‘I kicked him, I called him a rapist, he didn’t seem to care,’ said Ms Banon in earlier interviews, in which she also described Strauss-Kahn as acting like a ‘rutting chimpanzee’.

Ms Banon’s mother, Anne Mansouret, said the only reason she did not press charges at the time was because 'she was just starting out in journalism' and was afraid of being 'defined by the story' of being attacked by a senior politician.
Mrs Mansouret has now confirmed that her daughter is making a report to Paris police, and may hold a press conference about an ordeal which left her 'traumatised'.

Via Hot Air, which goes with the other headline (so many to choose from) of Strauss-Kahn's friends and family members offering "seven figures" to the family of the rape victim to shut her trap.

“They already talked with her family,” a French businesswoman with close ties to Strauss-Kahn and his family told The Post. “For sure, it’s going to end up on a quiet note.”…

“He’ll get out of it and will fly back to France. He won’t spend time in jail. The woman will get a lot of money,” said the source, adding that a seven-figure sum has been bandied about.

Oh, and there's a quote included from Bernard Henri-Levy, no, the real one, not the other one, where he contends against the presumption of truth by a poor black woman, and the presumption of guilt on the part of a rich white man.

There is much to that. That's an important point. We saw that exact dynamic play out in the Duke Not A Rape Case.

However, countervailing that consideration, is this one:


* I read this in Homicide, that book the TV show was based on. It was presented as a real story, but it does seem like a story that cops just tell each other.

From Paris With Love: Although quite a few Frenchmen repudiate DSK and the dandy BHL's defense of him, I thought this angry spin by a French idiot was worth reading more.

To the American people, Please be advised that you are no longer welcome to France as the ambassadors of a violent, decadent culture. You have taken in hostage a wonderfully competent man who represented real hope for millions of French people (over 60% declared they wanted him for President). You have humiliated him and together with him, you have humiliated France. This is for us a very serious offence. You have broken this man, his family and his career, without even giving him a chance to express himself. This was all done in a spirit of revenge for Mr Polansky, even though his "victim" wanted the case to be closed. This is really sick.

When I see the thousands of horrible, bloody crimes that are committed every days in the US, the number of innocent people who have been wrongly executed in your system, I feen there is something definitely hatable about your culture.

We thought we were brothers in the Western universe.
But you hate foreigners, like you hated Black people before.

We mage a mistake about you, people.
You are just a bunch of arrogant bastards.

That's from "Jean Aymar."

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