French politician warned not to meet Strauss Kahn

A French politician has said that she was warned not to meet Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the disgraced former IMF chief, in a Paris apartment because he may have attacked other women there.

Updated: Jul 24, 2011, 21:17 PM IST

New York: A French politician has said
that she was warned not to meet Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the
disgraced former IMF chief, in a Paris apartment because he
may have attacked other women there.

Aurelie Filippetti, a politician from Lorraine,
France, was questioned on Friday by Paris police, The New York
Post reported.

The French police is investigating accusation by
French writer Tristane Banon, who says Strauss-Kahn tried to
rape her in 2003.

The 64-year-old former chief of the International
Monetary Fund (IMF) is also charged with sexually assaulting a
maid in Manhattan hotel here. Strauss-Kahn allegedly forced
the 32 year-old hotel maid to perform oral sex.

He was taken into custody a few minutes before his
flight departed for Paris in May.

Banon, 32, has described Strauss-Kahn as a "rutting
chimpanzee" who tried to pull of her clothes in 2003.

The case against the former IMF boss has been weakened
considerably after it emerged that maid has been lying to
investigators and has criminal connections.

Strauss-Kahn`s lawyers have asked for dismissal of the
charges against him. They say that the sexual encounter
between their client and the maid was consensual.

If he returns to France, Strauss-Kahn will face
Banon`s suit. He denies allegations from both the women.
The court date for the next hearing of the sexual
assault case against him is on August 1.

PTI