French Writer Drops Plan to Sue Strauss-Kahn

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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A French writer has decided to drop civil rape charges against former International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

Tristane Banon initially said she was considering a civil case after prosecutors dropped rape charges against Strauss-Khan.

But she told France's Canal+ that because French prosecutors said her case involved sexual aggression she felt she had been recognized as a victim.

The Paris magistrate said Strauss-Khan had admitted to acts ” that could be qualified as sexual assault,” but the statute of limitations in such cases is three years and had expired.

Strauss-Kahn still faces a potential civil suit in New York for rape allegations from May 2011.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn was once considered a possible candidate for the French presidency before the sexual assault charges were leveled against him.