Dominique Strauss-Kahn's French Accuser, Tristane Banon, to Sue


Strauss-Kahn Was a Leading Presidential Candidate

Initially she claimed that in the interim between the incident and her supervisor's arrival, she remained in the same area of the main hallway on the hotel's 28th floor to which she had initially fled.

The complainant has since admitted that this account was false, and that after the incident in suite 2806, she proceeded to clean a nearby room and then returned to suite 2806 and began to clean that suite before she reported the incident.

"She lied about the current offense and certain things surrounding it. That makes all the other lies in her past relevant," Robin Sax, a former prosecutor told ABC News.

Despite the discrepancies and the case's unexpected turnabout, the maid maintains that she was sexually assaulted.

"Her credibility is important, any rape victim's credibility is important -- but you cannot be blind to physical corroborating evidence," Kenneth Thompson, the victim's attorney, said.

Thompson has pointed to his client's physical trauma and the DNA evidence found inside the hotel room.

"The medical evidence supports the victim's account," Thompson said.

As for Strauss-Kahn, in a matter of weeks, if not days, he could walk a free man and return to his France, where this ordeal might bolster his chances of becoming president.

Before the scandal, Strauss-Kahn, a prominent Socialist, was a leading candidate in the 2012 French presidential election.

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