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It looks like there’s even more legal trouble ahead for former International Monetary Fund chief, former D.C. resident, and former future president of France Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
Last year, New York prosecutors famously dragged DSK off an airplane to charge him with rape, only to drop the case several weeks later after losing faith in the hotel housekeeper who’d accused him of forcing her perform oral sex. But no sooner had Strauss-Kahn returned to France than he was in trouble again: He’s been charged with “aggravated pimping” in connection to a prostitution ring and hotel-room orgies. At least one participant reported that he’d behaved violently at the affair. Strauss-Kahn acknowledged participating in the orgies, but said he did not know the women were prostitutes.
The latest news, reported this morning in the New York Times, is that French investigators think DSK’s penchant for orgies wasn’t limited to France, and his alleged stateside rapes weren’t limited to New York. Reports in the French press are more detailed: The court is looking into whether Strauss-Kahn assaulted a high-priced Belgian prostitute who’d been flown in for a 2010 orgy in Washington.
The Post carries the AP’s report:
Investigating judges in the northern French city of Lille have asked for prosecutors’ permission to broaden a suspected prostitution probe to examine claims of rape during an orgy in Washington in December 2010, said an official at the Lille prosecutor’s office.
The new evidence centers on an alleged sex party at the W Hotel, the New York Times reported.
Which represents something of a buried lede: There are sex parties at Washington’s W Hotel.
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