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501 Strauss-Kahn had sex with woman as five other men looked on - Brothel keeper

Strauss-Kahn had sex with woman as five other men looked on - Brothel keeper

(1) French prostitute reveals 'bestial' orgies attended by Strauss-Kahn
(2) Strauss-Kahn had sex with woman as five other men looked on -
Brothel keeper
(3) Strauss-Kahn does not have diplomatic immunity - NYPD
(4) Immunity for Strauss-Kahn would expose International Conventions to
ridicule
(5) Hotel security footage shows maid miming Strauss-Kahn attack

(1) French prostitute reveals 'bestial' orgies attended by Strauss-Kahn

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2121603/Dominique-Strauss-Kahn-called-women-luggage-text-messages-planning-sex-parties.html

DSK called women 'luggage' in 'text messages planning sex parties'

By IAN SPARKS

PUBLISHED: 14:24 GMT, 28 March 2012 | UPDATED: 07:58 GMT, 29 March 2012

Revelations: A French prostitute has released details of 'bestial'
orgies attended by disgraced banker Dominique Strauss-Kahn (pictured)

Dominique SDSK called women 'luggage' in 'text messages planning sex
parties'

By IAN SPARKS

PUBLISHED: 14:24 GMT, 28 March 2012 | UPDATED: 07:58 GMT, 29 March 2012

Revelations: A French prostitute has released details of 'bestial'
orgies attended by disgraced banker Dominique Strauss-Kahn (pictured)

Dominique Strauss-Kahn referred to women as 'luggage' and 'equipment' in
texts sent to friends and the alleged pimps with whom he is accused of
planning a string of debauched sex parties, it has been reported.

The former IMF chief, who is facing charges of aggravated pimping in
France, admitted to police that he used 'inappropriate' language,
according to a leaked transcript of his police questioning.

In one text to a businessman friend, who has also been charged, he
wrote: 'Do you want to (can you?) come to a great sexy nightclub in
Madrid with me (and some equipment) on July 4?'

And in a series of messages sent to men accused of hiring prostitutes
for him, he referred to girls as 'a bit of stuff' and 'little thing'.

In one text Strauss-Kahn asked: 'Are you bringing anything in your luggage?'

Le Monde newspaper said interview transcripts showed DSK explained his
language to police by telling them: 'The words in these texts were not
very sopisticated, but it was easier to use one word than a whole list
of names.'

Strauss-Kahn has confessed to attending sex parties but insisted he had
no idea the girls were being paid to have sex with him.

His lawyers have accused the French newspaper of quoting selectively
from the document and say intend to file a complaint.

The 62-year-old economist is accused of knowingly using prostitutes paid
for by two businessmen, who illegally used company funds to organise
orgies in Europe and America.

If found guilty he would face up to 20 years in prison.

In interviews with investigators released earlier a French prostitute
gave police details of 'bestial' orgies attended by the disgraced banker
and his friends.

The hooker told police it 'was rare to find men who showed as little
respect for girls' as the shamed former IMF chief - saying how she was
pinned down by the wrists to perform degrading sex acts by one of his
alleged cohorts.

The vice girl, in her 30s and named Marion, gave her damning evidence to
judges who this week charged Strauss-Kahn with 'complicity in pimping in
an organised vice gang'.

'VIAGRA-FUELLED DSK'S ORGY JUST METRES IN FRONT OF ME'

The latest revelations come just a week after a madame claimed a
Viagra-fuelled Strauss-Kahn took part in a seedy orgy in the basement of
a Paris restaurant.

He is alleged to have had sex with a young woman for 30 minutes - as
five other men looked on and pleasured themselves.

Brothel keepers Dominique Alderweirel, also known as Dodo La Saumure,
and his partner Béatrice Legrain made their claims in an interview in
the Spanish edition of Vanity Fair.

The couple, who reportedly run a string of sex establishments in
Belgium, said the 'erotic' party took place after lunch at L'Aventure
restaurant on March 6, 2009.

Béatrice, dubbed a madame, said: 'The party lasted in total for an hour
and a half. The sexual relations of Dominique Strauss-Kahn with the girl
no more than half an hour.

'She told me that he had taken Viagra [...] and he had a small penis.
But she was fine, because restaurant owner David Roquet had paid her
?500 and that was it.'

Marion told how she was 'forcibly restrained' at a sex party by Lille
businessman David Roquet.

He is one of those accused of procuring prostitutes for Strauss-Kahn.

In leaked documents published by French daily Le Monde today, she spoke
about one of the orgies attended by DSK. She said: 'Roquet grabbed me by
the wrists with each of his hands to stop me from moving.

'No other man in the room did anything to intervene. Escorting is not
£25-a-go prostitution. It is rare to find men who show as little respect
as DSK and Roquet.'

Another call girl named Ines told investigators the orgies she attended
with Strauss-Kahn and his cronies were 'like cattle markets'.

She added: 'It was just pure sexual consumption, and these sessions
often became bestial and violent.'

The claims come after at least five other hookers told police they also
had sex with Strauss-Kahn.

One girl told detectives she attended 11 orgies with him over six years,
and added in her statement: 'I got the feeling he liked rough sex.'

Strauss-Kahn has been embroiled in a catalogue of sex scandals since he
was arrested for trying to rape a New York hotel chambermaid in May 2011.

After being held in New York's notorious Ryker's Island prison, criminal
charges were dropped and he returned to France only to face similar
accusations of sexually abusing a young French writer.

When those allegations were also dropped, he was then confronted with
more claims he used hookers supplied by the Lille vice network.

His lawyer Richard Malka this week described him as 'simple swinger' who
had committed nothing more than a 'crime of lust'.

But Mr Malka said he and his client would now do everything in their
power to have the charges brought by two judges in Lille on Monday night
dismissed.

He said: 'It is quite implausible and contrary to common sense to use
terms like 'organised gang' and 'vice network' to descibe a simple
swinging activity.

'Mr Strauss-Kahn is finding himself, in large part because of his fame,
thrown to the wolves.

'Colossal police and judicial means were deployed to crack and dissect
his private life to an infinite degree, with the only goal being to
invent and then castigate what can be considered a crime of lust.

'And what a strange co-incidence that all this should happen a month
from a major national election.'

Strauss-Kahn had been widely tipped to stand as the socialist candidate
in next month's presidential poll, with surveys showing he would easily
beat right-wing rival Nicolas Sarkozy.

Lille businessman David Roquet and three other men are also accused of
providing hookers for Strauss-Kahn in a bid to curry favour with the man
then tipped to be the next French president.

Women selling themselves for sex is not illegal in France, but pimping is.

Strauss-Kahn is now formally under 'judicial control' on £85,000 bail
until judges decide whether to send him to stand trial, which means he
cannot leave France and has to report to police regularly.

French charges come as a judge at New York's Bronx state court will
decide today whether he should face civil action from chambermaid Ms
Diallo over her attempted rape allegations, or whether he can claim
diplomatic immunity from the charges.

Strauss-Kahn's lawyers have branded her lawsuit as an attempt to squeeze
money out of him after her criminal action was dismissed because her
evidence was deemed unreliable.

(2) Strauss-Kahn had sex with woman as five other men looked on -
Brothel keeper


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2118702/Viagra-fuelled-Dominique-Strauss-Kahn-took-Paris-basement-orgy-just-metres-says-madame.html

'Viagra-fuelled Dominique Strauss-Kahn took part in Paris basement orgy
just metres in front of me', says madame

Disgraced banker 'had sex with woman as five other men looked on'

By LEE MORAN

PUBLISHED: 12:28 GMT, 22 March 2012 | UPDATED: 16:13 GMT, 22 March 2012

A Viagra-fuelled Dominique Strauss-Kahn took part in a seedy orgy in the
basement of a Paris restaurant, it has been claimed.

The disgraced banker is alleged to have had sex with a young woman for
30 minutes - as five other men looked on and pleasured themselves.

Brothel keepers Dominique Alderweirel, also known as Dodo La Saumure,
and his partner Béatrice Legrain made their claims in an interview in
today's Spanish edition of Vanity Fair.

{photo}
Claims: Dominique Strauss-Kahn (left) took Viagra at a gang-bang,
Béatrice Legrain (right) has claimed
{end}

The couple, who reportedly run a string of sex establishments in
Belgium, said the 'erotic' party took place after lunch at L'Aventure
restaurant on March 6, 2009.

Béatrice, dubbed a madame, said: 'The party lasted in total for an hour
and a half. The sexual relations of Dominique Strauss-Kahn with the girl
no more than half an hour.

'She told me that he had taken Viagra [...] and he had a small penis.
But she was fine, because restaurant owner David Roquet had paid her
?500 and that was it.

'I have in my head the image of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, dressed only in
a white shirt. He had lowered his trousers and maintained four sexual
relations in a row with the girl, who was on all fours just metres from us.'

She also said that the former International Monetary Chief had attacked
her during the party.

'I got up to go to the bathroom and DSK followed me and in a passageway
he grabbed me by my throat and said 'it's you who I want',' she added.

Alderweirel, 63, made headlines when he was named as the massage parlour
boss who provided the shamed economist with a string of call girls.

He has also been accused of flying a prostitute to the IMF headquarters
in Washington DC and arranging orgies for Strauss-Kahn, 62, in cities
around the world. ...

(3) Strauss-Kahn does not have diplomatic immunity - NYPD

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/8515090/Dominique-Strauss-Kahn-does-not-have-diplomatic-immunity.html

Dominique Strauss-Kahn 'does not have diplomatic immunity'

Dominique Strauss-Kahn was told he does not have diplomatic immunity
from prosecution against charges including alleged rape, said Paul
Browne, an NYPD spokesman.

By Jon Swaine, New York6:29PM BST 15 May 2011

According to the IMF's Articles of Agreement, officials have immunity
"with respect to acts performed by them in their official capacity
except when the Fund waives this".

The organisation demands that member countries notify it when officials
are arrested, so that it can assess whether this applies. It is unclear
what Mr Strauss-Kahn was doing in New York.

Under normal circumstances it is the managing director – Mr Strauss-Kahn
– who decides whether immunity applies, provided the IMF's executive
board does not veto his decision.

In a short statement, the IMF did not mention immunity and referred
enquiries to Mr Strauss-Kahn's "personal lawyer and to the local
authorities" It also appears that Nicolas Sarkozy's government is not
making any attempt to protect Mr Strauss-Kahn.

One unnamed aide has told Le Monde: "To me, there is no immunity. It is
a matter for the IMF and the host country, the United States. His
Frenchness is not at stake."

(4) Immunity for Strauss-Kahn would expose International Conventions to
ridicule


http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/15/us-strausskahn-immunity-idUSTRE74E38220110515

Immunity defense would be hard for Strauss-Kahn

(Reuters) - If IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn decides to
seek diplomatic immunity to avoid sexual assault charges, he will likely
have an uphill climb, a Reuters review of U.S. and international laws
and treaties, International Monetary Fund policies and recent U.S. court
rulings suggests.

By Brian Grow

ATLANTA | Sun May 15, 2011 4:28pm EDT

Under the IMF's Articles of Agreement, employees are granted a limited
form of diplomatic immunity known as "acts immunity," which refer to
actions related to activities performed in the course of their work for
the Fund. Article IX of the agreement notes that the Fund's staff "shall
be immune from legal process with regard to acts performed by them in
their official capacity." Even then, the agreement says, the IMF may
elect to waive immunity.

The IMF's limited immunity provision is unlikely to protect Strauss-Kahn
from prosecution for sexual assault, an expert in international law
argued. "Acts immunity only covers actions taken in the course of his
duties. Coming out of your bathroom stark naked and attacking a
chambermaid probably doesn't qualify," Kurt Taylor Gaubatz, an associate
professor in the Graduate Program in International Studies at Old
Dominion University, wrote in a blog post on Sunday. Gaubatz did not
respond to requests for additional comment.

Federal law in the United States may also make it difficult for
Strauss-Kahn to claim diplomatic immunity. The International
Organizations Immunities Act applies a limited scope of exemption from
prosecution similar to the IMF's own rules. It says "representatives of
foreign governments in or to international organizations" and "employees
of such organizations" are immune from lawsuits and the legal process
"relating to acts performed by them in their official capacity."

On Sunday, New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said
Strauss-Kahn does not have diplomatic immunity, though Browne did not
elaborate on why the NYPD believes diplomatic immunity does not apply. A
spokeswoman for the French Consulate in New York, Marie-Laure Charrier,
referred questions about possible diplomatic immunity to the IMF. A
statement posted on the IMF Web site on Sunday did not address the issue.

Despite the limited immunity provided by IMF rules, Strauss-Kahn could
still try to leverage his status as a quasi-diplomat in his legal
defense. One of his attorneys is William Taylor, a partner with law firm
Zuckerman Spaeder in Washington. Taylor has represented a range of
high-profile clients, including former White House chief of staff Mack
McLarty, in civil and criminal actions. The Wall Street Journal reported
in October 2008 that Taylor also represented Strauss-Kahn in the
controversy over an affair the married IMF chief allegedly had with a
female subordinate at the Fund. Taylor did not respond to requests for
comment on Sunday.

One possible legal defense strategy for Strauss-Kahn could be to try to
apply the Vienna Conventions on Diplomatic Relations, which grant broad
immunity from prosecution to diplomats serving in foreign jurisdictions.
Article 31 of the convention says "a diplomatic agent shall enjoy
immunity from the criminal jurisdiction of the receiving State." The
U.S. ratified the treaty in 1972. The treaty also renders diplomats
immune from prosecution in civil and administrative matters, with some
exceptions. Under the convention, diplomats are not immune from "action
relating to any professional or commercial activity exercised by the
diplomatic agent in the receiving State outside his official functions."

The issue has come up in recent years in civil cases in the United
States. Three domestic workers employed by foreign diplomats in the
United States have filed federal lawsuits alleging they were underpaid
or physically and verbally abused. The workers claimed that their
diplomatic employers violated the Fair Labor Standards, and that they
are not exempt from prosecution under the Vienna Conventions' exemption
for "commercial activity ... outside his official functions." But
federal judges have dismissed all of the cases. Most recently, on April
26, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in Washington threw out a case
alleging that Lebanese Ambassador Antoine Chedid and his wife underpaid
and verbally abused their maid. His decision relied, in part, on a State
Department filing in a separate case, which found that hiring household
workers for assistance during diplomatic service is covered by the
Vienna Convention's immunity provisions.

On March 25, four former employees of a senior Qatari diplomat in the
United States filed a similar abuse case, which also alleges sexual
assault, in federal district court in Washington.

To be sure, there may be some precedent for a Strauss-Kahn legal defense
that claims diplomatic immunity. Last June, British newspaper the
Telegraph reported that Pakistani investigators dropped an inquiry into
allegations that Paul Ross, head of the IMF's Pakistan unit, abused his
wife by throwing her out of their home. "The police officer dealing with
the case said that as soon as they found out that Mr. Ross had
diplomatic status they abandoned the case," the Telegraph reported. At
the time, the IMF said it was conducting an internal inquiry.

(Reporting by Brian Grow; Editing by Eric Effron)

(5) Hotel security footage shows maid miming Strauss-Kahn attack

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/hotel-security-footage-shows-maid-miming-strauss-kahn-attack/story-e6frg6so-1226218022407

ADAM SAGE

New York Times December 09, 2011 11:19AM

{visit the link to see the footage}

Surveillance video obtained by France's BFM television shows two Sofitel
hotel employees dance in the hotel basement in the moments after the
alleged attack by Dominique Strauss-Kahn on hotel maid Nafissatou
Diallo. Source: AP

In this image made from surveillance video obtained by France's BFM
television, hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo speaks to another hotel
employee about 40 minutes after an alleged attack on her by former IMF
chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Source: AP

In this image made from surveillance video obtained by France's BFM
television, former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn gets into a taxi
about 20 minutes after the alleged assault of hotel maid Nafissatou
Diallo. Source: AP

THE hotel chambermaid who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempted
rape can be seen miming the alleged attack to her superiors in
newly-released security camera footage.

In scenes recorded on cameras at the Sofitel Hotel in New York minutes
after the incident last May, Nafissatou Diallo appears agitated as she
shows managers how he allegedly grabbed and fondled her.

The footage may reinforce the 32-year-old's claim to have been the
victim of attempted rape before a civil court case against the former
managing director of the IMF in the US.

The civil proceedings come after prosecutors in New York dropped
criminal charges against the French Socialist politician amid what they
said were doubts over Ms Diallo's truthfulness.

The footage obtained by BFM, the French news channel, will fuel debate
over claim

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