IMF chief accused of second sexual assault

Another woman accuses Dominique Stauss-Kahn of attack

A second woman has accused International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault, claiming the event occurred nine years ago and she now wants to file a legal complaint against him. Strauss-Kahn was charged on Sunday with a criminal sexual act, unlawful imprisonment and attempted rape after being accused of trying to rape a hotel maid. He will plead not guilty in a New York court on Monday. The second woman, identified as Tristane Banon, decided to come forward because she feels she will now be taken seriously, according to her lawyer, who says Banon faced pressure not to come forward initially. Strauss-Kahn’s wife, Anne Sinclair, has defended him, saying she has “no doubt his innocence will be established.” John Lipsky, the IMF’s first managing director, is expected to lead the organization while Strauss-Kahn deals with the charges.

CBC News

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