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Topless Protesters Swarm DSK Trial

He takes the stand today in French prostitution trial
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 10, 2015 3:19 AM CST
Topless Protesters Swarm DSK Trial
Dominique Strauss-Kahn arrives at the Lille courthouse today to testify in a trial involving orgies and an alleged prostitution ring.   (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)

(Newser) – Topless protesters swarmed outside the French courthouse where Dominique Strauss-Kahn was to testify today in a trial involving orgies and an alleged prostitution ring. Police tackled the protesters from the provocative group Femen as they shouted and climbed onto what appeared to be the arriving car of the former head of the International Monetary Fund. He's taking the stand for the first time in the trial, in which he's accused of taking part in an international prostitution ring set up to provide him with prostitutes for orgies at luxury hotels in France and the US. The French economist known widely as DSK faces up to 10 years in prison and a $1.7 million fine. His presidential chances were ruined by an unrelated sex scandal in New York. (Read more Femen stories.)

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