March 27th, 2012
11:05 AM ET

Strauss-Kahn lawyers fight against prostitutes claim

By Saskya Vandoorne, CNN

Lawyers for Dominique Strauss-Kahn pushed back Tuesday against allegations that he facilitated prostitution in France, saying there was "no significant evidence" the former International Monetary Fund chief knew young women at parties he attended were being paid for sex.

Other suspects held over an investigation into prostitution centered around the city of Lille "said that Dominique Strauss-Kahn did not know that these women were being paid," Strauss-Kahn's lawyer Henri Leclerc said in a press conference.

"We hear that these women say otherwise. Well, no! I can tell you these women do not say otherwise," he said.

Strauss-Kahn was formally warned Monday that he is under investigation for "aggravated pimping" for accusations that he participated in a prostitution ring, prosecutors said.


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  1. Superman

    Oh boy,,,,,,,,bodies beginning to smoke again, just like a vampire, im looking for the stake in my heart

    March 28, 2012 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  2. observer, casual

    Srauss-Kahn hasn't been accused of smoking anything. He's accused of paying some hags to service him and then *Bill Clintoning* that as far as he knew, it was a freebie.

    March 28, 2012 at 6:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Bil paid for the cigars though.

      March 28, 2012 at 6:38 am | Report abuse |
  3. BOMBO ©

    At the risk of being deleted –

    If they are smoking after intercourse, they are probably not doing it right.

    March 28, 2012 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
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