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.


Filed under: Dominique Strauss-Kahn • France
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  1. Cleveland Brown

    Who cares what they say. They're wh0res.

    March 27, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Nix Ontario

    Strauss-Khan couldn't get a fair trial in Ontario, Canada. They opened their first legal house if ill repute yesterday.

    March 27, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. @Tim and @CNN

    @Tim. You are an idiot. @CNN. You've posted and then deleted several of my comments this morning. A.) Make up your mind. Post or don't post. And B.) You approve of Tim's comment above?

    March 27, 2012 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Is that how he ran IMF? That should be looked into also. lol

    March 27, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. RUFFNUTT (( 1/2 5th level magic-using kender ,1/4 illusionist ,1/4 warrior ))

    imf= I Manage Females–aka pimp

    March 27, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  6. RUFFNUTT (( 1/2 5th level magic-using kender ,1/4 illusionist ,1/4 warrior ))

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn did not know that these women were being paid," Strauss-Kahn's lawyer Henri Leclerc said in a press conference.

    he thought they were just really friendly and $luts

    March 27, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Do you recall the song, Money for nothing and the chicks are

      March 28, 2012 at 6:31 am | Report abuse |
  7. BOMBO ©

    Personally, I would doubt the abilities of a IMF chief who doesn't realize money is being spent, no matter what on. So he's either dishonest, or an idiot.

    March 27, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  8. He's a Ben Franklin

    Obese, rich, quite the (ahem) "ladies" man. El Gordo y La Flaca.

    March 27, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Your descritption of BF, while perhaps factual, does not change in any way, shape, or form what he achieved for the United States of America.
      Cheap shot.

      March 27, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Noone is perfect. Eh?

      March 28, 2012 at 6:33 am | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    I laughed...I'm sorry, but I did.
    It just seems that they're grasping at straws now...

    March 27, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy - DICTATOR

    And Dominique wasn't half bad in the sack!

    March 27, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mary

    I actually waited 30 minutes before I made that above post.

    March 27, 2012 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  12. leeintulsa

    where there's smoke, there's fire, and this guy's been smoking for some time..

    March 27, 2012 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      The question, of course, is the substance he's smoking...

      March 27, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Philip

    Some people could read comic books and become better human beings. Plus you don't have to hide them.

    March 27, 2012 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mea Culpa

      What does that even mean??

      March 27, 2012 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mary

    Not me @ 6:35
    Try Galatians 5;10 " I am confident about you who are in union with the Lord that you will not think otherwise; but the one who is causing you trouble will bear his judgment no matter who he may be."

    March 27, 2012 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mary

    In case you don't get it, I'll take care of me by making my statements, moving on, and letting God take care of you.

    March 27, 2012 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
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