As Dominique Strauss-Kahn battles charges of attempted rape in the US and France, a woman claiming to be his former lover has told French media she would testify in court on his behalf, saying her testimony would “no doubt benefit his defence”.
AFP - A Frenchwoman claiming to be an ex-lover of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn said she would testify in the scandal over attempted rape charges against him if asked, in comments published Sunday.
She was photographed and identified as Marie-Victorine M., a 38-year-old consultant, by French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche, which said she started an affair with Strauss-Kahn in 1997 after her father introduced them.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s accuser Nafissatou Diallo held a press conference in front of at least 100 reporters Thursday while her lawyer Kenneth Thompson said he would be filing a civil lawsuit against the French politician 'soon'.
Nafissatou Diallo, the 32-year-old Guinean-born maid who has accused French politician and former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape, spoke Thursday at a packed press conference at the Christian Cultural Centre of Brooklyn, New York.