05 Jul '11, 12am

Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn will sue for slander a French woman accusing him of attempted rape: Lawyers

Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn will sue for slander a French woman accusing him of attempted rape: Lawyers

A combination of two images shows a picture taken in 2011 of former IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn (left) and a picture taken in 2004 of French journalist and writer Tristane Banon (right). -- PHOTO: AFP PARIS - FORMER IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn plans to sue for slander a French woman who said she will file an attempted rape complaint against him, his lawyers said in a statement on Monday. Earlier French journalist and writer Tristane Banon, 32, who once branded Strauss-Kahn a 'rutting chimpanzee', indicated she would lodge 'a complaint for attempted rape' against him, her lawyer David Koubbi told the news magazine L'Express on its website. Mr Koubbi added he would likely send the complaint to French prosecutors on Tuesday. But Strauss-Kahn, who resigned from his post at the IMF after being charged with sexual assault in New York, fired back at his Fren...

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