Judges Allow DSK’s Pimping Charges

    Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn gestures as he leaves a restaurant on December 11, 2012 in Paris. Strauss-Kahn agreed on December 10, 2012 a financial settlement with a New York hotel maid who had accused him of sexual assault.  A judge ordered that details of the deal between Strauss-Kahn and Nafissatou Diallo, a 33-year-old illiterate migrant from Guinea, be kept confidential. AFP PHOTO KENZO TRIBOUILLARD        (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Looks like some people aren’t falling for the old “I didn’t know they were prostitutes” defense. French judges decided Wednesday to keep pimping charges against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Strauss-Kahn has been accused of participating in a prostitution ring while at “libertine” parties, but Strauss-Kahn has insisted that while he may have attended some of these parties, he did not know the women were paid. His lawyers said Wednesday the charges were unspecified. Strauss-Kahn had once been considered a frontrunner to run for president as a Socialist, but his reputation collapsed after a hotel maid in New York accused of him rape. He was cleared of all charges in that case last year, and agreed to a civil settlement with his accuser last week.

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