Once one of the most powerful men in the world, Strauss-Kahn sat in the dock alongside a colourful cast of characters including luxury hotel managers, a prostitute, police, and a brothel owner named Dominique Alderweireld but who is better known by his nickname: "Dodo the Pimp." “This is going to be fun, it’s going to be a great show,” Alderweireld, who is accused of procuring prostitutes for orgies attended by Strauss-Kahn, told reporters as he arrived in court...The crux of the case against Strauss-Kahn is whether he knew the women were prostitutes and whether he played a role in organising their presence. Strauss-Kahn admits to being a "libertine" who enjoys orgies but has steadfastly denied knowing the women were paid. "In these circumstances one isn't always clothed, and I challenge you to tell the difference between a prostitute naked and any other woman naked," DSK's star lawyer Henri Leclerc, 84, said in 2011. [France24 via Matt Levine]
"Aggravated Pimping" Is A Thing You Can Be Charged With
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