The sex allegations pile up for the man who could have been president.
Oh, the irony.
Anne Sinclair, the managing editor of Le Huffington Post, as well as the wife of disgraced ex-International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, asks this question today on Huffington Post’s front page: “Will the Events in Toulouse Represent a Turning Point in French Politics?” Meanwhile her husband is being warned that he’s under investigation for more sexual shenanigans.
It was Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s sexual misconduct in the United States that caused an actual turning point in French politics, because he was seen as the top contender for the presidency of France before he allegedly assaulted a hotel maid in New York.
Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was formally warned Monday that he is under investigation for “aggravated pimping” for his alleged participation in a prostitution ring in France, prosecutors said.
[...] In December, Strauss-Kahn’s attorney, Henri Leclerc, acknowledged in an interview with radio station Europe1 that his client attended sex parties, but said Strauss-Kahn was unaware the women in attendance were prostitutes.
While prostitution is not illegal in France, profiting from the prostitution of another person is against the law, according to the French Penal Code. Authorities are also investigating whether corporate funds were used to pay for the prostitutes. In the December Europe1 interview, Leclerc said there is no evidence that such funds were misappropriated.
A hotel manager and four other men were arrested late last year in connection with the investigation.
The Carlton Affair continues a string of sexual allegations against Strauss-Kahn.
Strauss-Kahn has once again denied the sexual charges and has filed a lawsuit alleging slander.
Considering how allegations of sexual rambunctiousness seem to follow Strauss-Kahn wherever he goes, it will be interesting to see if he gets anywhere with his charges of slander.