Dominique Strauss-Kahn had a caustic reaction Friday as four years of legal battles involving sex charges on two continents ended without a single conviction: “All that for this?”The 60-something economist who used to be head of the Int'l Monetary Fund shouldn't have been surprised at the outcome;
At the end of the trial, even the prosecutor asked for Strauss-Kahn’s acquittal, saying the trial did not back up the charge of aggravated pimping, which requires proof that he promoted or profited from prostitution.Further;
Prostitution is legal in France, but prostitutes are often arrested and charged for soliciting in public. Brothels, pimping and the sale of sex by minors are illegal.C'est la vie.
A movement is afoot in France to change the way the country looks at prostitution. The lower house of parliament approved a controversial bill Friday that, if also approved by the upper house, would be one of Europe’s toughest laws against prostitutes’ clients, punishing the buyer instead of the seller of sex.