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]
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Do not fear citizens of the universe: there's enough of him to go around. Disgraced former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has a new girlfriend who is two decades younger than him, it emerged today. The 63-year-old, who is still embroiled in a series of sex scandals, has already enjoyed a sun-kissed holiday with Myriam Aouffir, a high-profile press officer for French television. It comes after Mr Strauss-Kahn's wife, Anne Sinclair, confirmed she has split from her scandal hit husband at the end of last month...Like Mr Strauss-Kahn, she comes from a Moroccan background, and is also believed to be estranged from her husband, with whom she has two children. Ms Aouffir, who studied at Montpellier University, has been seeing Mr Strauss-Kahn for around three months, say close friends of the couple. Dominique Strauss-Kahn has new girlfriend less than two weeks after former IMF chief's wife confirmed they had separated [DM] Earlier: Dominique Strauss-Khan Is Single And Ready To Mingle