(Reuters) - A French writer will file a legal complaint against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Tuesday alleging that he tried to rape her more than eight years ago, her lawyer told Reuters.
Lawyer David Koubbi said the complaint by Tristane Banon, 32, a journalist and author, related to an incident that took place when she went to interview Strauss-Kahn, a former French finance minister, in an apartment in Paris.
"Tristane Banon will file a complaint on Tuesday for attempted rape in Paris," Koubbi said.
Under French law, a complaint of attempted rape can be brought up to 10 years after an alleged attack.
Koubbi had said several times in recent weeks that his client was considering taking action against Strauss-Kahn over the incident, which he said on Monday took place in early 2003, not in 2002 as had previously been reported.
Banon's mother Anne Mansouret, a Socialist councilor, has said she regrets talking her daughter out of filing a complaint at the time.
(Writer to file Strauss-Kahn rape complaint. Reuters. July 4, 2011.)
(Banon's mother) regrets talking her daughter out of filing a complaint at the time
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