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July 5th, 2011
08:15 AM ET

DSK facing divided French sentiment amidst new attempted rape accusations

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former managing director of the International Monetary Fund, faces new challenges this week with French writer Tristane Banon accusing him of attempted rape in a 2003 incident. Strauss-Kahn has filed countercharges against Banon for "false declarations,"' a lawyer for DSK told CNN Monday.

This news comes amidst reports that the Manhattan DA's case against Strauss-Kahn seems to be crumbling due to credibility issues with the hotel maid who has accused him of rape.

Elaine Sciolino, New York Times Paris correspondent, discusses what Strauss-Kahn is facing politically and what impact these scandals have had on French culture on American Morning today.

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