DSK and Tristane Banon Meet Face-to-Face

The writer who's accused the former IMF chief of attempted rape met at a police station

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Cooperating with Paris investigators, former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Tristane Banon, the French writer accusing him of attempted rape in 2003, met face-to-face Thursday during a two-and-a-half hour session. Police asked Banon and DSK questions about the allegations and from there they'll hand over a report to a judge who will, according to CNN, have three options: "to drop the case, open it for further investigation or proceed with a trial." The 32-year-old woman has said she's long-wanted to confront Strauss-Kahn. "I want him in front of me so he can look into my eyes and say to my face that I imagined it." Following her allegations that DSK tried to rip off her clothes during an interview several years ago, DSK filed a counter-suit alleging slander. In the U.S., where the case brought against DSK by Manhattan maid Nafissatou Diallo was dropped, lawyers for Strauss-Kahn claimed he has diplomatic immunity on Monday from the civil suit filed against him by Diallo. Banon has also threatened to sue DSK if French prosecutors don't press forward with a criminal case.

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