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Mother of DSK's French accuser admits to "brutal" sex with him


A combination of two images shows (at L) a picture taken in 2011 of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and a picture taken in 2004 of French writer Tristane Banon.


Fred Dufour

The mother of Tristane Banon, the French woman who has accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape, says she had "brutal" but consensual sex with the former IMF chief in his Paris office a few years earlier.

Anne Mansouret, 65, has told Paris investigators that Strauss-Kahn (DSK) "took me with the vulgarity of a soldier" at a work event in 2000, the Daily Mail reports.

Tristane Banon, 31, has accused DSK of trying to rape her just three years later in a studio flat in the French capital, with Banon accusing him of acting like a "rutting chimpanzee" as he tried to rip off her clothes.

Previously, DSK is reported to have said "I slept with the mother" and then was "overwhelmed" by the daughter.

(GlobalPost reports: Why French women embrace cheaters)

Police say Mansouret's encounter with DSK — at the Organization for Economic Coordination and Development (OECD), where Strauss-Kahn, now 64, was working as a special adviser, is part of the reason she waited eight years to report the alleged attack.

Mansouret, a senior official in the same Socialist Party, has told French news magazine L'Express that she kept quiet about her own ordeal until 2003, when Banon first claimed she was attacked by DSK.

She had advised Banon against going to the police, but according to the New York Post, citing L'Express: "also confided in a close friend, Brigitte Guillemette, who was none other than Strauss-Kahn's second ex-wife."

According to Mansouret, Guillemette confronted her ex-husband, during which he confessed, "I don't know what got into me. I slept with the mother ... I blew a fuse when I saw the daughter."

Guillemette denied the conversation ever took place, when contacted by L'Express.

Prosecutors say DSK, who had been a favorite to run for the French presidency, attempted to rape a hotel housekeeper during a visit to Manhattan on May 14.

He resigned his post as IMF Managing Director a few days after his arrest, when a judge put him under house arrest at a rented townhouse in New York.

The arrest was lifted July 1, but DSK cannot leave the country until his next court appearance in New York, at the start of August. His lawyers continue to insist that the sexual assault case against him needs to be dismissed, based on doubts over the credibility of his accuser, a hotel maid.

According to several reports, Manhattan prosecutors are even planning to drop all charges against him.

Meanwhile, DSK is reportedly venturing farther from New York City with his wife, Anne Sinclair. The couple attended two concerts at the Tanglewood Music Festival in in New England’s Berkshire Mountains, western Massachusetts, CBS reports.