One down, one to go, not including others that may be on the horizon.

A New York City hotel maid’s sexual assault lawsuit against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn came to an end Monday, when a Bronx judge said a settlement had been reached…Mr. Strauss-Kahn’s name is still cited in a sexual case in France. French prosecutors have filed preliminary charges of “aggravated pimping” against him, as part of a broader judicial investigation into an alleged prostitution ring based out of the northern French city of Lille. Lawyers for Mr. Strauss-Kahn have rejected the pimping charges, saying their client participated in sex parties, but didn’t know women present may have been prostitutes. They have appealed against the charges, saying investigating magistrates have no ground to prosecute Mr. Strauss-Kahn. A judge is expected to decide whether magistrates should pursue their investigation or drop the charges on Dec. 19.

Prostitution is legal in France; pimping isn’t. To indict Mr. Strauss-Kahn, prosecutors would have to prove that he played an organizational role in the alleged prostitution ring. This summer, Mr. Strauss-Kahn separated from Anne Sinclair, his third wife. He has delivered lectures on the global economy in places including South Korea, Ukraine and Morocco, and in September he set up a management consulting firm called Parnasse in Paris.

Strauss-Kahn Settles Sex Suit [WSJ]

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  1. Posted by Mexi_Cant | December 10, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    You just givin us a bad name man.

    -Kat

  2. Posted by Guest | December 10, 2012 at 6:31 PM

    No "aggravated pimping" tag?

    Bess, you're slipping

  3. Posted by The Kingfish | December 10, 2012 at 6:52 PM

    Parnasse?

  4. Posted by Vincent | December 10, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    It breaks down like this: it's legal to buy it, it's legal to do it, and, if you're the proprietor of a whore house, it's legal to sell it. It's legal to do it, but that doesn't really matter 'cause — get a load of this — if you get stopped by the cops in Lille, it's illegal for them to search you.

    Vega Capital Partners

  5. Posted by Aging Fat Guy | December 10, 2012 at 11:08 PM

    "It's ILLEGAL to do it, but…" — fixed it for you

    UBS Tarantino quoting quant

  6. Posted by guest | December 11, 2012 at 8:23 AM

    Learn to read, sugar tits.