Strauss-Kahn Hired Hookers, Was 'Rough'

'Spitzer Madam' Kristin Davis says he was a client in 2006
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 19, 2011 6:37 AM CDT
In this May 16, 2011 file photo, Dominique Strauss-Kahn is arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew, Pool)

(Newser) “The Great Seducer” Dominique Strauss-Kahn liked prostitutes—but two that he hired claimed the former IMF chief was “aggressive … rough and angry,” Kristin Davis tells the Telegraph. Davis, of course, is the “Manhattan Madam” who infamously provided prostitutes to Eliot Spitzer. She claims Strauss-Kahn was a client in 2006, when he called her directly while in New York to ask for an "'all-American girl,' with a fresh face, from the Midwest." He paid $1,200 cash for two-hour hotel room sessions.

But Davis says a girl she sent to him in January 2006 complained about Strauss-Kahn being “rough and angry.” A second girl, this one from Brazil, complained that “he was rough” in September 2006 and told Davis “not to send any new girls to him,” according to Davis. She adds, "When men abuse women I'm no longer going to protect their identities." Meanwhile, the Mexican press is picking up on a claim originally made in a French book last year accusing Strauss-Kahn of assaulting a maid in that country during an official visit. Click for the latest on Strauss-Kahn.

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