In France, the woman who says Dominique Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her in 2003 has been interviewed by police for the first time.
It is the first step in the preliminary inquiry sparked after Tristane Banon made the allegation last week.
Investigators will decide if there is enough evidence to proceed with a full trial.
The former head of the IMF is already fighting legal action in New York, where it is alleged he tried to rape a hotel chambermaid in May.
His lawyers in Paris say he will file a counter-claim against Banon for defamation.