Tristane Banon said she`s always said that she`d file a civil suit only if her status as a victim was not recognised.
French accuser Banon has also threatened to sue
Strauss-Kahn if Paris prosecutors decide not to go forward
with a criminal case against him.
Tristane Banon said that Dominique Strauss-Kahn attacked her during a 2003 interview.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn told police he made a pass at a young French author in 2003 but denied her rape allegations.
Former International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn admitted that he tried to kiss the French author Tristane Banon, but denied attempting to rape her in a Paris flat in 2003.
Tristane Banon alleges that Dominique Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her in 2003.
Tristane Banon says she plans to file a complaint accusing Strauss-Kahn of trying to rape her.
Tristane Banon alleged ex-IMF chief sexually assaulted her eight years ago.
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