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Former International Monetary Fund Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was held for questioning today by French police investigating a suspected hotel prostitution ring. Investigators questioned a number of prostitutes who have admit to having sex with him.
This is — at least — the second time in the last year that Strauss-Kahn has made headline news regarding crimes related to violence against women. What proved to be true the first time is that the wider the gap between gender and races, the greater the latitude of injustice.
Last May, Strauss-Kahn faced charges of sexually assaulting and attempting to rape a maid at a Manhattan hotel. The case was later dropped.
In this separate inquiry, the one-time French presidential hopeful said that he did not know that the women at several orgies were prostitutes.
“I challenge you to distinguish a naked prostitute from any other naked woman,” his lawyer Henri Leclerc has told French television.
It’s difficult to buy that a seemingly high-positioned man also posses such naivety.
Investigators are seeking to discover if prostitutes were paid using corporate funds from a large French construction company. Although consorting with prostitutes is legal in France, supplying them to others and misusing company funds to pay for them are not.