Known in France by his initials DSK, the former French Socialist Party heavyweight is accused, with the majority of his 13 co-defendants, of illegally organising sex parties with prostitutes – an activity which would amount to “aggravated pimping” under French law.
....The 65-year-old told magistrates his friend and co-accused Fabrice Paszkowski would call him occasionally while he was based in New York as head of the IMF to suggest a “festive and playful” afternoon in Paris.
These afternoons took place between 2009 and 2011, a time when Strauss-Kahn told the court he was “saving the world” as head of the IMF at the height of the global financial crisis.And the partying came under the heading of microeconomics...which world doesn't need saving?
He went on to tell the court president that “during libertine afternoons like these, things happen pretty quickly” and that “it often happens that I have sex with women I’ve never met”.
Asked if he was aware that any of these women were prostitutes, he replied: “I really had no idea.”An answer that ought to serve all socialists well, whenever they get into trouble.