Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s once-secret sin has reared itself yet again.
The former International Monetary Fund chairman was questioned today by French law enforcement authorities over his involvement with an international prostitution ring, based in the northern French city of Lille, which hosted sex parties inParis, Brussels and Washington, D.C.
Strauss-Kahn is infamously known on this side of the Atlantic for beating the rap last year on an attempted rape charge by a hotel chambermaid inNew York City.
In a book authored by his biographer, and published this past December, the former IMF chief admitted to having sex with his accuser, Nafissatou Diallo, but maintains it was “consensual.”
The book claims that, as Diallo tidied up Strauss-Kahn’s hotel suite, he happened to emerge naked from the shower. The chambermaid supposedly shot him a “suggestive look,” which he construed as “an invitation.”
Meanwhile, back in France, Strauss-Kahn admits to participating in what he describes as “libertine soirees,” but insists he has had nothing to with pimps and prostitutes.
The former IMF chief, who, until his scandalous arrest in New York last May was a leading contender for the French presidency, explained to his biographer that, “Usually, people at these soirees are not prostitutes. When someone introduces you to his girlfriend, you don’t ask him if she’s a prostitute.”
Strauss-Kahn’s lawyer, Henri Leclerk elaborated on French radio. “People are not always clothed at these parties,” he explained. “I challenge you to tell the difference between a nude prostitute and a classy lady in the nude.”
Well, Leclerk may have something there. There really is no difference between the nude women at Strauss-Kahn’s libertine soirees, except that some get paid and others do not. They’re all harlots in the eyes of the Lord.
That in no way forgives Strauss-Kahn his transgressions. He should pay for his sex crimes.