Former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was accused in France with ‘aggravated pimping’ for his supposed involvement in a prostitution ring. DSK is not permitted to contact any other people involved in the investigation. He is also not allowed to talk to the media about his case. Strauss-Kahn was released under a 100,000-euro bail.
For more than 24-hours Strauss-Kahn was questioned by the police in Lille about his participation in the prostitution ring. The prostitution probe, called the “Carlton Affair” by the French Press centres around the city where investigators followed the claims that luxury hotels, including Carlton, served as a base for a high-profile prostitution network.
Prostitution is not illegal in France, but profiting form the prostitution of another person is against the law. Strauss-Kahn denied the charges, afterwards he filed a countersuit in France, alleging slander. (AV)