Former IMF Boss Admits Attending Sex Party But Never Paid Prostitutes
The former head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Dominique Strauss-Kahn has admitted before a French court that he attended a sex party at the IMF’s Washington Office but never paid for the services of the women involved.
The former IMF boss is on trial with 14 other people for sex offenses including the alleged procuring of prostitutes for sex party in Washington.
The court in the northern city of Lille heard testimonies from witnesses in the case including some of the prostitutes to uncover whether Mr. Strauss-Kahn did arranged for the prostitutes to attend sex parties in Paris, Brussels and Washington.
One prostitute from Belgium called Jade told the court that she received €2,000 to go to Washington to take part in a sex party with Mr. Strauss-Khan but failed to say whether the money had come directly from the former IMF boss. She said although she collected the money, she never took part in the sex party but was at the IMF’s office on invitation to take photographs.
Other unnamed witnesses at the alleged sex party also testified that the party was ‘carnage with a heap of mattresses on the floor’ with Strauss-Kahn enjoying ‘pure sexual consummation’ with up to eight prostitutes at a time.
However, Mr. Strauss-Khan on his part said he attended the sex party, but insists he was too preoccupied with his work at the IMF to consider paying the women involved.
He said he never knew that the women with whom he engaged were prostitutes but thought they were “free and friendly” and that he paying for sex at that time would have been too great a risk for a man at the head of the IMF, which he was busy “saving the world from an unprecedented financial crisis”.
Mr. Strauss-Khan also accused prosecutors of exaggerating his sexual activities, saying he had attended such sex parties 12 times in 3 years. Legal experts in France say although using prostitutes is not illegal in France, supplying them or assisting in supplying them is illegal and anybody who recruits individuals for sex party is liable and can be punished for up to 10 years in prison.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a member of the French Socialist Party was predicted by many of becoming the next French President but allegations upon allegations have been leveled against him.
He became the IMF chief in 2007, until 2011 when he resigned following allegations that he had sexually assaulted a hotel employee at the Sofitel NEW YORK HOTEL.
After completing a lengthy investigation in that case, prosecutors filed a motion to drop all charges against Mr. Strauss-Kahn, stating that they were not convinced of his culpability beyond reasonable doubt due to serious issues in the complainant’s credibility and inconclusive physical evidence.
But when everybody thought he was free and can concentrate on his presidential ambition, French prosecutors announced in 2013 that Mr. Strauss-Kahn was to stand trial concerning allegations of “aggravated pimping” at the Carlton hotel in Lille.