As former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn returns to court on sex assault charges, France is gripped by a passionate debate over its tolerance of the sexual adventures of the political elite.In the three weeks since New York police shattered the wall of silence that protects senior French figures by arresting the presidential frontrunner, there has been talk of little else around the dinner tables of Paris.
Lille (France) (AFP) - The sexual proclivities of ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn come under the spotlight again Monday when he goes on trial in France for "pimping" four years after a sex scandal cost him a shot at the presidency.
PARIS — Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn will have to defend himself in a French court on charges of aggravated pimping despite recommendations by prosecutors that the charges be dropped.
Judges investigating the case in the northern city of Lille decided on Friday to go ahead with charges of aggravated pimping in a group.
Paris — The former wife of Dominique Strauss-Kahn has insisted that she “didn’t know” the disgraced International Monetary Fund chief regularly took part in extramarital sex parties at home and abroad.
In her first interview concerning the “nightmare” she endured after her ex-husband was arrested on rape charges in New York in 2011, Anne Sinclair, 65, told the TV channel France 2 she had no idea he was attending orgies and having numerous affairs.
Lille (France) (AFP) - French prosecutors will on Tuesday make their final arguments in Dominique Strauss-Kahn's pimping trial, after two ex-prostitutes dropped a civil suit against the former IMF chief.
Lille (France) (AFP) - Disgraced ex-IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn, whose presidential hopes were torpedoed by a sex scandal, takes the stand at a French pimping trial Tuesday in a bid to convince judges he was not at the core of a prostitution ring.
The DSK trial has begun in Lille, France, where former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been charged for soliciting prostitutes and joining in orgies in France and the United States. His defense? It wasn't really that bad:
Lille (France) (AFP) - The pivotal character in a French prostitution ring that landed former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn in court for "pimping" will be the first to take the stand Tuesday in the trial.