Another day, another sex scandal for Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the leading poster- boy for socialism in France and the disgraced former managing director of the International Monetary Fund. This must be what is really implied by the slogan: ’to each according to his need!
Clearly DSK’s needs are only remotely related to his brain. Sensibility rather than sense appears to drive his personal behavior. Of course, much the same might be said about his infamous left-wing predecessor, Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
A mere 24 hours after narrowly escaping sexual assault charges in France, Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been implicated in an investigation into under-age prostitution in France. If the investigation holds up on its initial revelations, DSK will be in serious criminal trouble. for, although prostitution is not itself illegal in France, under-age prostitution surely is.
A judicial inquiry into under-age prostitution at the Carlton Hotel in Lille, France was opened in March 2010. Following a thorough investigation, senior staff from the Carlton Hotel, including the manager, and a public relations executive, were arrested in early October. They are charged with acting as pimps to their guests, and with procuring under-age prostitutes for this purpose, as well as with organized conspiracy in criminal acts and money laundering.
Some of the rats are squealing to mitigate their likely sentences. Evidence suggests that the ring brought in under-aged prostitutes from Belgium to service senior politicians, police officers and lawyers at three hotels in Lille, including the Carlton Hotel. These hotels are now shuttered temporarily until the case is closed.
Jean-Christophe Lagarde, the Lille police chief was detained by police on October 20, 2010 for questioning as part of the investigation. Mr. Lagarde allegedly attended evenings also at a Paris hotel with DSK and with prostitutes supplied by the ring. He also allegedly traveled with such prostitutes to New York and Washington, to service DSK’s sexual requests during his stint at the IMF.
A number of French newspapers, including French Closure and Le Figaro, as well as London’s Daily Mail, claim to have reviewed ‘Black Book’ documents provided by the Lille examining judges, Ausbart and Vignau, that confirm 100 per cent that DSK was actively involved as a client of this ring..
DSK does not appear to have paid for the sexual services that he appropriated. Two prominent French businessmen – David Roquet of the construction company Eiffage, and Fabrice P. from Lille, financed some of these trysts. Lagarde was widely expected to secure a prominent position in a DSK presidency. For sure the businessmen involved would have expected significant payoffs if DSK had accessed the Elysee Palace.
Once again, the question must be raised how such a morally depraved, corrupt politician as DSK could ever have come close to accessing the Elsyee Palace? To the credit of French criminal investigators, it does now seem that plenty of sunshine is being poured into the twilight life-style of DSK. And nocturnal sleaze rarely fares well in the full light of day.