DSK to Meet With French Accuser


This should go well. At the request of prosecutors, Dominique Strauss-Kahn has agreed to have an in-person chat with the 32-year-old writer Tristane Banon, who has accused the former IMF chief of attempting to rape her; he, in turn, filed a defamation suit against Banon. “The police asked me if I would accept the confrontation, I said of course I would,” Banon said. “I want him to be in front of me and for him to look me in the eyes and tell me this is all in my imagination. I’d like to see him tell me that.” DSK’s lawyers said their client “had let the service in charge of this case know that he was at its disposal,” and is totally ready for that sit-down, just as soon as he gets back from vacation in Morocco. We’ll assume greetings will not include a double-cheek kiss.

Strauss-Kahn ‘ready’ to meet French accuser face-to-face [NYP]