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Strauss-Kahn French rape inquiry opens

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The French prosecutor’s office has opened a preliminary inquiry into attempted rape allegations against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

The complaint, filed by French writer Tristane Banon, dates back to 2003 when she claims she went to interview the financier at an apartment in Paris.

The 32-year-old’s lawyer claims there was “physical” evidence to back up the case, although he declined to say if that included text messages or recordings.

Meanwhile Strauss-Kahn’s lawyer has described the journalist’s version of events as imaginary and says his team will launch a counter claim.