Published On: Mon, Feb 2nd, 2015

Dominique Strauss-Kahn in New Scandal: ‘Aggravated Pimping in an Organized Group’

Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is embroiled in yet another sex scandal, and this time, he is on trial for”aggravated pimping in an organized group.”

In 2011, Strauss-Kahn, who was thought to have been a possible challenger to then French President Nicolas Sarokozy, had to step down as head of the IMF after allegations of rape from a hotel maid. the charges were dropped after a settlement, according to the BBC.

This was followed by allegations of gang rape and other sexual crimes, which were also dropped. The most recent charge, however, seems to be sticking, as the 65 year old self-confessed “libertine” faces trial for possible involvement in a prostitution ring that organized orgies for him in Brussels, Paris and Washington.

Strauss-Kahn doesn’t deny taking part in the depraved gathering, but does say that he did not know that the women involved were for hire. However, when Dodo the Mackerel takes the stand, (Mackerel is French slang for “pimp”) he might reveal the whole story.

The prostitution ring is said to be based in hotels in Lille France, which is one reason why the scandal is referred to as “The Carlton Affair.” The Raw Story reports that while some forms of prostitution are legal in France, procuring, or pimping, is not. Even those prosecuting the case are wondering if there is enough evidence for an extended trial which could carry a 10 year jail term.

The BBC reports that the trial is part of a trend to look more deeply into the private lives of high-profile people in France, with the public feeling that they should no longer be exempt from scrutiny.

Back in October, Thierry Leyne, a French-Israeli banker and partner of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, was found dead on Thursday after apparently taking his own life in Tel Aviv.

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