Banon claims Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her while she was interviewing him in 2002.
Nafissatou Diallo accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn back in May. The scandal forced him to resign post as head of the International Monetary Fund, but earlier this month, prosecutors questioned the accuser’s credibility, saying she told them a series of lies.
Attorneys for the maid and for writer Tristane Banon kept quiet about what they had discussed as they emerged from a roughly two-and-a-half hour session in the Manhattan district attorney’s office Tuesday.
Legal experts say it could be knotty, but not impossible, for prosecutors to try to introduce any allegations beyond the actual attempted rape and other charges stemming from Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s May encounter with a Manhattan hotel maid.
As New York prosecutors weigh whether or not to go ahead with the sexual assault case against Strauss-Kahn, Paris prosecutors began their investigation into claims he tried to rape a French writer.
The woman is accusing the Post of libel. It stems from stories the Post ran labeling her a “hooker,” “prostitute” and saying she “traded sex for money.” Meanwhile, a French writer launched a rape complaint against Strauss-Kahn in his home country.