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Author drops case against Strauss-Kahn

Tristane Banon accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of assaulting her in 2003. Tristane Banon accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of assaulting her in 2003.
Bloomberg News / October 20, 2011

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French writer Tristane Banon has decided not to pursue a private criminal action against Dominique Strauss-Kahn over allegations he assaulted her in 2003. Paris prosecutors said Oct. 13, when they dropped an inquiry into Banon’s attempted rape claim, that they could have pursued a sexual-assault investigation had it not been for a three-year statute of limitations on the charge.

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