DSK and Anne Mansouret: Did Strauss-Kahn have brutal sex with Tristane Banon's mother?

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July 19 2011 8:20 AM


A young woman says Dominique Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her. Did he have brutal sex with her mother, too?

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Mansouret's sordid tale, as reported by L'Express, deepens the portrait of Strauss-Kahn as a sexual aggressor with a pattern of pressure and violence, including the sequential pursuit of a woman and her daughter. But precisely because this portrait is so grotesque and so reliant on a mother and daughter whose stories are now sexually intertwined—and now challenged by another woman—Mansouret's allegations could make Banon's story harder to believe. That doesn't mean Strauss-Kahn will walk away a free man. It just means that some other woman will have to come forward. And if the portrait of him is accurate, that woman almost certainly exists.

(Thanks to Gregoire Fleurot of Slate.Fr for providing translation.)

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