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Strauss-Kahn accuser to appear in New York court claims newspaper

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Strauss-Kahn accuser to appear in New York court claims newspaper


French writer and journalist Tristane Banon who has alleged Dominic Strauss-Khan attacked her is set to be called by prosecutors to appear in New York.

French daily newspaper Le Figaro citing a source close to the investigation claims she will be quizzed in the New York court.

Her allegations of the attempted rape in 2003 came after the claims of a hotel maid led to the arrest of the former chief of the IMF.

The report in Le Figaro comes after lawyers for the two women met prosecutors in the office of the Attorney, Cyrus Vance saying they want justice for their clients.

In a Paris police station socialist presidential contender Francois Hollande was questioned over the allegations by Banon.

Talking to reporters the close political ally of Banon’s mother, Anne Monsouret, he explained he had asked to be interviewed saying the matter had nothing to do with him.

It emerged that Banon’s mother, informed Hollande, the then first secretary of the Socialist party about the alleged attack and he advised her not to press charges hinting at a cover up at the highest level of the party.

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