IRANIAN CONNECTION: Dominique Strauss Kahn's Sexual assault


IRANIAN CONNECTION: Dominique Strauss Kahn's Sexual assault
by Darius Kadivar

French writer Tristane Banon says she is considering filing a complaint of sexual assault over a 2002 incident. Banon's mother, Anne Mansouret, was born in Tehran to an Iranian father and Belgian Mother.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who had been seen as a contender in France's 2012 presidential election, is appearing at a New York court. He denies the charges. His courthearing was delayed to allow forensic tests to be carried out.

NowFrench writer Tristane Banon says she is considering filing a complaint of sexual assault over a 2002 incident. Banon's mother, Anne Mansouret, a French politician from Strauss-Kahn's own party, advised her daughter not to file a complaint at the time as she feared it would harm her career. Anne Mansouret was born in Tehranon 14th of November 1945 to an Iranian father and Belgian Mother and got her French nationality at the age of 21. (More on her Profile Here)

The Official Website of Anne Mansouret Here

New Allegation Emerges:



Interviews of Anne Mansouret
and daughter Tristane Banon
Who claims to have been sexually
aggressed by DSK



IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn's troubles are mounting, 24 hours after he was charged with attacking and attempting to rape a hotel maid. (bbc)

Mr. Strauss-Kahn, who had been seen as a contender in France's 2012 presidential election, is appearing at a New York court. He denies the charges.

His court hearing was delayed to allow forensic tests to be carried out.

Now French writer Tristane Banon says she is considering filing a complaint of sexual assault over a 2002 incident.

The European Union says the scandal surrounding Mr Strauss-Kahn should not affect bail-outs for eurozone countries. The IMF (International Monetary Fund) has played a central role in organising rescue packages for the troubled economies of Portugal and Greece.

Allegation resurfaces

MsBanon, 31, says she was assaulted by Mr Strauss-Kahn when she went to interview him for an article she was writing.

"We're planning to make a complaint. I am working with her," Ms Banon's lawyer David Koubbi told the AFP news agency. Mr Strauss-Kahn's lawyers have so far not responded to the allegation.

According to Ms Banon's version of events, Mr Strauss-Kahn said he would only speak to her if she held his hand.

He then touched her more and more intimately, and in the end she had to fight him off, she said.

Ms Banon's mother, Anne Mansouret, herself a politician from Mr Strauss-Kahn's centre-left Socialist Party, said she persuaded her daughter not to file acomplaint at the time.

"I just want to say that the only reason she didn't press charges at the time is because I convinced her not to, because I thought it was better for her,"Ms Mansouret told French state TV.

Ms Mansouret says she now regrets this advice.

Ms Banon raised the allegation in a TV discussion programme in 2007, but Mr Strauss-Kahn's name was bleeped out during the broadcast.

Tristane Banon hinted on a French talk show about DSK being Horny and Sexually obssessed (English Subtitles):

Anne Mansouret mother of Tristane Banot claims daughter was sexually aggressed by DSK in 2002:

Interview On I-Télé:

Another Interview:

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Wow, this guy and his penis...

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really.  DSK will someday lose his head over his addiction to sex.

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LOL Faramarz Jan

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Kheily Khadedar Bood


Here is another one:




DK Jaan

by Faramarz on

Here is a divorce court from your hometown

طلاق در دادگاه آباده فارس

Darius Kadivar

Thanks Faramarz Jan I may consider Joining Shah's of Sunset ;0)

by Darius Kadivar on

That's One advantage of having a dual nationality ...



Yes Sarko is luring Far Right electors away from their traditional leaders (i.e: Jean Marie Le Pen and daughter Marine Le Pen) by tackling the immigration taboo.


It is unfortunate that he has to flirt with this controversial issue and some of his close associates and interior minister have had ambiguously borderline racist comments ( never completely endorsed by Sarkozy even if he never condemned those comments).


But it would be far fetched to call Sarkozy 'racist" as some in the international press or socialist opposition have suggested. His own father is a Hungarian immigrant.


But Unfortunately over the past 3 decades the issue of immigration has become something of a major concern ( justified or not?) for an increasing part of French society which feels alienated and tends to look for pretexts to blame unemployement and insecurity on foreign and particularly the muslim ( essentially North African) community.


One reason for Sarko's comments can be seen in the fact that he needs the Far Right constituencies support if he ever hopes to get even in the polls against the Socialist Candidate Holland whom most observers predict will win in the elections in a month's time.  


It's cynical but then that is what Politics particularly when the stakes are hight boil down too.

These elections will be very tough and I'm afraid there will be very harsh words and exchanges thrown in the debates.

On the otherhand if one is left with a sad situation of having to choose between bad and worse I'd rather see Sarkozy carry out a 'Soft' Far Right Policy if you will whilst having Ministers of North African Origine like the Charismatic Rachida Dati:



Sarkozy brings back Rachida Dati - BBC



Profile: Rachida Dati




or Rama Yade ( both of whom were given important in Sarkozy's first government) rather than seeing that policy carried out by the Fascist National Front ( Our Jebheyeh Melli) of Le Pen.

Otherwise even if Sarkozy is beaten next month by the Socialist candidate the victory may prove a bitter experience on the long run because by 2017 we may find ourselves in the same situation as Austria which ended up by electing a Far Right President but this time in the person of Le Pen's daughter.

If that happens then  you can be sure I will be leaving this country for good ;0) 


For indeed That would have far more dramatic consequences than a re election of Sarkozy carrying out a Mildly Far Right policy for a few years just to marginalize the leaders of the French National Front in public opinion.


But it's true that whoever wins next month in the upcoming election the pill will be bitter to swallow eitherway. 


But then again the chances at this stage of seeing Sarkozy lose the Presidential race are higher than seeing France turn into Nazi Germany overnight if he were reelected ... 





DK Jaan

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I heard that Sarko said the other day that there are too many foreigners in France!

If things get rough over there, please know that you will always have a place in Hollywood and Beverly Hills.

You will fit right in with no problem.

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baymarz kavkaz

Which of course begs the

by baymarz kavkaz on

Which of course begs the question, which Mongol Kahn is Dominic descended from? Of course in the medieval period it was quite routine for the great Khans to service upto 15-20 women in a night. Modern men are a pale shadow of their lusty forbears. 

My money on Changis. Its a safe bet with 16 million direct descendents... 


Rahbar Comments on Dominique!

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رهبر: "دومینیک هم جزو جریان انحرافیه!" 

Azadeh Azad

Strauss is a rapist pig

by Azadeh Azad on

And so are those who support him.

Thanks, Darius jan, for this post.



Poor guy


I should go and make a claim too....they pay good money?