Paris and New York: Both Have Sophistication, Style, and Prosecutors Investigating DSK

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(FILES) A file icture taken on September 28, 2004 shows French journalist and novelist Tristane Banon in Paris, France. Banon, who has accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of a 2002 sexual assault and branded him a "rutting chimpanzee", will not join the US case, her lawyer said on June 8, 2011, after Kenneth Thompson, the lawyer of the Sofitel chambermaid accusing Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault and attempt of rape, issued a appeal on French TV channel France 2, for any other possible Strauss-Kahn victims.  AFP PHOTO / DANIEL JANIN (Photo credit should read DANIEL JANIN/AFP/Getty Images)
(FILES) A file icture taken on September 28, 2004 shows French journalist and novelist Tristane Banon in Paris, France. Banon, who has accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of a 2002 sexual assault and branded him a "rutting chimpanzee", will not join the US case, her lawyer said on June 8, 2011, after Kenneth Thompson, the lawyer of the Sofitel chambermaid accusing Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault and attempt of rape, issued a appeal on French TV channel France 2, for any other possible Strauss-Kahn victims. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL JANIN (Photo credit should read DANIEL JANIN/AFP/Getty Images) Photo: DANIEL JANIN/2011 AFP

Dominique Strauss-Kahn's legal troubles probably won't be over even if the Stateside case against him is dropped. The Parisian prosecutor's office has begun looking into an attempted-rape charge filed by journalist Tristane Banon, stemming from a 2002 incident. (The Parisian statute of limitations for such a crime is ten years.) Banon's attorney says there is "physical" evidence in the case, though the nature of it is unclear. Whatever else ends up happening, the case will at the very least make any attempt by DSK to return to politics more difficult than Socialist Party loyalists had hoped, after news that the case here against him was crumbling.

Paris prosecutor to investigate new Strauss-Kahn case [Reuters]
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