France Won't Drop Pimping Charges Vs. DSK

Dominique Strauss-Kahn still faces prostitution-related charges

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 19, 2012 9:51 AM CST

(Newser) – Dominique Strauss-Kahn may have settled his civil suit with a New York hotel maid and seen the gang rape charges against him dropped, but his troubles are not yet over: He still faces aggravated pimping charges in his native France. Judges today declined to drop the charges against the former IMF chief, but DSK's lawyer says he will appeal, and adds that the case may go to France's supreme court, the Guardian reports. Strauss-Kahn has admitted to attending sex parties, but says he didn't know some of the women there were prostitutes. His defense team "is certain that he will ultimately be cleared of these absurd accusations of pimping," his lawyer says in a statement.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves his apartment building in Paris, Tuesday Dec. 11, 2012.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves his apartment building in Paris, Tuesday Dec. 11, 2012.   (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)
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