Strauss-Kahn to make slander claim against accuser

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PARIS (AP) -- Lawyers for Dominique Strauss-Kahn say they will file a slander complaint against a writer who accuses the former International Monetary Fund head of sexually assaulting her in 2002.

Tristane Banon, 31, says she plans to file a criminal complaint Tuesday accusing Strauss-Kahn of trying to rape her in 2002.

Strauss-Kahn's lawyers say in a statement Monday that Strauss-Kahn "has always said that the incident described by Ms Banon since 2007 is imaginary."