Dominique Strauss-Kahn's second wife, Brigitte Guillemette, may sue Anne Mansouret, mother of accuser Tristane Banon, for defamation following Mansouret's claim that "she had brutal sex with Strauss-Kahn."

Brigitte Guillemette, in addition to often being called a friend of Mansouret's in news stories about the case, is the godmother of Mansouret's daughter Tristane Banon-who is accusing Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape. But now Guillemette denies being one of Mansouret's close friends.