Dominique Strauss-Kahn tangled up in hooker orgy investigation

posted at 2:00 pm on February 21, 2012 by Tina Korbe

Today is Mardi Gras and, if I’m going to give up sordid gossip for Lent, then I’d better post this story now. Clearly, DSK has issues:

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund and once likely French presidential favorite, arrived at a police station in Lille, France, today where he will be interrogated by police for up to 48 hours for allegedly “procuring” a handful of hookers for an orgy in the northern French town, an official close to the investigation told ABC News.

Strauss-Kahn’s alleged involvement in several orgies involving prostitutes — from Paris to Washington D.C. — came to light during a wider police investigation into a prostitution ring that began last fall, according to French and international news services.

Dubbed “The Carlton Affair” by the French media after one of the hotels in Lille were the alleged parties took place, the investigation has also reportedly implicated several hotel employees, a lawyer and a high ranking police official in France.

Here’s the most preposterous part, though: According to what one of Strauss-Kahn’s lawyers told reporters, the former IMF head unequivocally participated in the orgies but was “blissfully unaware” that anyone involved could be a prostitute. How does a man combine such worldliness with such naïveté, pray tell? I wouldn’t have believed it possible. But if Strauss-Kahn’s lawyer says so, then it must be so.

Further proof that all politicians are destined to disappoint us at one time or another. If you want to escape cynicism, don’t put your faith in these men (or women). Sooner or later, they always succumb to temptation of one sort or another (as do we all!). Mardi Gras is the perfect time to reflect on what, exactly, the wages of self-indulgence actually are: Does the tenth cookie ever taste as good as the first? It’s self-discipline that leads to freedom — not only because the self-disciplined individual doesn’t have to be disciplined by an outside influence but also because it prevents him from becoming a slave to his own bad habits. Poor DSK — no matter what the outcome of this investigation, he’s just not home free.


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You took out the best line. :(

lorien1973 on February 21, 2012 at 2:02 PM

I’m shocked and appalled//

vcferlita on February 21, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Can’t you give up bacon flavored shakes instead and keep posting sordid gossip?

Flange on February 21, 2012 at 2:04 PM

By prostitute do you mean the politicians or the hookers?

OptionsTrader on February 21, 2012 at 2:05 PM

he will be interrogated by police for up to 48 hours for allegedly “procuring” a handful of hookers for an orgy in the northern French town

Hilarious……please define “handful” of hookers!

$20.00 says he surrendered to the cops.

Tim_CA on February 21, 2012 at 2:05 PM

“He could easily not have known, because as you can imagine, at these kinds of parties you’re not always dressed, and I challenge you to distinguish a naked prostitute from any other naked woman,” Leclerc reportedly told French radio Europe 1 then.

Please clarify the terms of the challenge.

pedestrian on February 21, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Does the tenth cookie ever taste as good as the first?

Why, yes,…yes, it does.

a capella on February 21, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Bravo TV is gonna make this guy a reality tv star. The word is, he’s gonna show up on The Real Housewives of Orange County.

OhEssYouCowboys on February 21, 2012 at 2:06 PM

His defense will be that he’s a chick magnet. I mean, just look at him. Is there any doubt the ladies would be lining up at his door?

Or maybe he gave the hotel guys some cash to go get him some hookers.

forest on February 21, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Unusual story , people screwed by a politician at least getting paid.

the_nile on February 21, 2012 at 2:07 PM

I thought this was a Bill Clinton Story. Oh, well.

they lie on February 21, 2012 at 2:08 PM

But on the plus side, he’s not “too Catholic.”

RBMN on February 21, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Clearly, the man is just one more Socialist – who respects women.

OhEssYouCowboys on February 21, 2012 at 2:10 PM

This story is nothing without pictures

philw1776 on February 21, 2012 at 2:10 PM

I’m talking about the playing around that’s going on. I’m talking about the young girls. I’m talking about the cookies. I’m talking about keeping our pants zipped and our wicks dry around here!

J_Crater on February 21, 2012 at 2:11 PM

That dude’s face looks like it’s made of leather from an old boot.

Walter Sobchak on February 21, 2012 at 2:12 PM

the former IMF head unequivocally participated in the orgies but was “blissfully unaware” that anyone involved could be a prostitute.

Ah yes. We have thus probed the outer limits of plausible deniability.
Well, at least DSK has….(no pun intended)

ted c on February 21, 2012 at 2:12 PM

SATAN!

lorien1973 on February 21, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Today is Mardi Gras and, if I’m going to give up sordid gossip for Lent, then I’d better post this story now. Clearly
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You go girl,haha!:)

canopfor on February 21, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Please clarify the terms of the challenge.

pedestrian on February 21, 2012 at 2:06 PM

I go with cigarette burns, bruises and dignity.

lorien1973 on February 21, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Needs Musical theme!

Kiss-Strutter
**************

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpRIQ_8ufqg

canopfor on February 21, 2012 at 2:15 PM

canopfor on February 21, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Girls, Girls, Girls. – Motley Crue

OhEssYouCowboys on February 21, 2012 at 2:18 PM

So,um…Kahn thought that the maid in New York,was
a girl of ill-repute,wearing a maids outfit!
(sarc)

canopfor on February 21, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Since when does France care about ethics in the realms of sex?

portlandon on February 21, 2012 at 2:21 PM

canopfor on February 21, 2012 at 2:15 PM
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Girls, Girls, Girls. – Motley Crue

OhEssYouCowboys on February 21, 2012 at 2:18 PM

OhEssYouCowBoys:Done:)
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Mötley Crüe – Girls, Girls, Girls (HD)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LBwaZ1CanM

canopfor on February 21, 2012 at 2:22 PM

lol canopfor!!

CoffeeLover on February 21, 2012 at 2:23 PM

How does a man combine such worldliness with such naïveté, pray tell? I wouldn’t have believed it possible.

Oh! This kind of talent makes DSK perfect for a job high up in the United Nations.

The only real question remaining is if the politicians got a professional discount.

Happy Nomad on February 21, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Um, yeah, the tenth cookie tastes as good as the first.

roryn00 on February 21, 2012 at 2:24 PM

Please clarify the terms of the challenge.

pedestrian on February 21, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Joan Rivers plays a Fashion Police game called ‘Starlet or Streetwalker’. It might be introduced as evidence.

Fallon on February 21, 2012 at 2:25 PM

I thought prostitution was basically decriminalized in France. What are they going to “interrogate” him about? Which ones he’d recommend?

WhatSlushfund on February 21, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Ex-head of IMF Dominique Strauss-Khan faces authorities investigating alleged prostitution ring in French hotels

Submitted 11 hours ago
http://www.breakingnews.com/
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No wonder Europe is going broke!
(sarc)

canopfor on February 21, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Lunatic-left socialist men certainly don’t want to look at – mush less touch – the uggo women of the lunatic-left anymore than normal, sane men do. Nothing crushes a man’s libido faster than a glimpse of uggos like michelle “marie antoinette” obozo, rosie odonnell, eleanor roosevelt, sonia sotomayor, wasserman schultz, whoopi goldberg, janet napolitano, joy behar, corrine brown, joanne kloppenburg, claire mccaskill, janeane garofalo, maxine waters, elena kagan, oprah, rachel maddow, regina benjamin, etc. So it’s no surprise that the socialists try to get it from any woman that doesn’t make them hurl their lunch.

NB: I’m NOT defending socialist perv DSK, I’m just explaining the socialist derangement vis-a-vis women.

TeaPartyNation on February 21, 2012 at 2:30 PM

And here the leftists in France were hanging so much hope on DSK having some sort of presidential bid against Sarkozy.

Logus on February 21, 2012 at 2:31 PM

Knowing the French, they’d probably still elect him President.

reddevil on February 21, 2012 at 2:31 PM

Joan Rivers plays a Fashion Police game called ‘Starlet or Streetwalker’. It might be introduced as evidence.

Fallon on February 21, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Fallon:Oh gawd,the Obama`s are in that *photo montage,from your
linky!:)

*
In pictures: Controversial fashion moments

canopfor on February 21, 2012 at 2:34 PM

I think we need one of those ‘Taiwanese animations’ to go along with this one! I don’t understand what he is accused of… I need graphics :)

He should have gone to Nevada (or a couple hundred miles north to Amsterdam)… he wouldn’t have been arrested, instead they would have built a statue to his manhood!

RedManBlueState on February 21, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Tina, Tina, Tina. . .

“Further proof that all politicians are destined to disappoint us at one time or another”?

DSK is the poster-child for the politician in whom we placed faith but were so cavalierly mis-led?

Why would you have placed your faith in him in the first place. Wasn’t there enough baggage out there to have indicted him long ago?

He’s hardly an example of the sterling, seemingly trustworthy politician who pulled the chair out from under us. He has been obviously slimy for some time now.

Now if Romney fell into a similar trap (ain’t gonna happen), I would join in your lament, saying this is exactly why we don’t trust politicians.

In any event, I’m in full agreement that whosoever “putteth his trust in the arm of flesh” (BoM) is going to be disappointed.

ruben21 on February 21, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Couldn’t happen to a sleazier piece of dog turd. I wonder if Santorum will fundraise off these news.

Archivarix on February 21, 2012 at 2:36 PM

“not only because the self-disciplined individual doesn’t have to be disciplined by an outside influence but also because it prevents him from becoming a slave to his own bad habits.”

Well put, a faculty a free man possesses, a step towards self realization, a gnostic principle, truly Christian.

jake49 on February 21, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Knowing the French, they’d probably still elect him President.

reddevil on February 21, 2012 at 2:31 PM

reddevil:No kidding,and Italys Berlusconi Sex Scandal as well,
comes to mind!

canopfor on February 21, 2012 at 2:38 PM

lol canopfor!!

CoffeeLover on February 21, 2012 at 2:23 PM

CoffeeLover:Tee-hee!:)

canopfor on February 21, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Even if the tenth cookie is not as good as the first, it’s still good. Better than *not* having a tenth cookie. No analogies, just talking cookies here, sometimes salt water taffy too.

rose-of-sharon on February 21, 2012 at 2:41 PM

“Lawyer for Dominique Strauss-Kahn:

I challenge you to distinguish a naked prostitute from any other naked woman.‘”

J_Crater on February 21, 2012 at 2:42 PM

The police probably wanted to know if the hookers were any good

DevilsPrinciple on February 21, 2012 at 2:45 PM

French pols and hookers are a non-story.

He’s blatantly doing this for PR purposes so he can replace Ryan Seacrest on American Idol.

Khan – I’ve got your number.

CorporatePiggy on February 21, 2012 at 2:47 PM

I for one accept this challenge.

Seth Halpern on February 21, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Hey, speaking of sex scandals, someone once told me that DSK was French and that his wife doesn’t really have a problem with his philandering. But the person who told me that was probably just stereotyping, right?

rogaineguy on February 21, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Who cares? Since when did this site become a gossip tabloid?

kkaneff79 on February 21, 2012 at 2:59 PM

I thought prostitution was basically decriminalized in France. What are they going to “interrogate” him about? Which ones he’d recommend?

WhatSlushfund on February 21, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Looks like prostitution is legal, but procuring and advertising is illegal. The situation seems ideally suited to politically motivated harassment.

pedestrian on February 21, 2012 at 2:59 PM

No doubt it is another frame-up. The poor chap can’t even sip a glass of Dom in peace without being harassed by peasants.

Adjoran on February 21, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Who cares? Since when did this site become a gossip tabloid?

kkaneff79 on February 21, 2012 at 2:59 PM

^^^
This. This post is the kind of thing I’d expect to see at a celeb gossip site. Frankly, who cares if the guy had sex with prostitutes?

AngusMc on February 21, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Who cares? Since when did this site become a gossip tabloid?

kkaneff79 on February 21, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Really? Rick Perry is dropping out, no he’s not, yes he is.
Donald Trump will be endorsing Gingrich Romney.
Gingrich is dropping out, no he’s not.
Michelle Bachmann gets headaches, no she doesn’t.
Maybe the Atty. General knew about Fast & Furious. Maybe he didn’t.
Shirley Sherod said some racist things. Oh, wait. No she didn’t.
Calista wanted Newt to have an open marriage (until she married him.)

And don’t even get me started on Herman Cain.

This is not a criticism of HotGas. To some degree, all news is a rumor mill. It’s the nature of the beast.

rogaineguy on February 21, 2012 at 3:11 PM

CHIMICHANGA

ToddPA on February 21, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Who cares? Since when did this site become a gossip tabloid?

kkaneff79 on February 21, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Sarah Palin for you using the “cone of Silence”

ToddPA on February 21, 2012 at 3:16 PM

the former IMF head unequivocally participated in the orgies but was “blissfully unaware” that anyone involved could be a prostitute.

..looks like DSK is taking pointers from Eric Holder.

Baxter Greene on February 21, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Where there’s smoke there’s fire, this randy old turd has more than a proboscis problem.

Where was he before? Oh yeah the IMF, the world loan shark bank.

Nice little country you have there, we’ll just skim off this little chunk of it.

Speakup on February 21, 2012 at 3:19 PM

This. This post is the kind of thing I’d expect to see at a celeb gossip site. Frankly, who cares if the guy had sex with prostitutes?

AngusMc on February 21, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Besides Puritan scolds and the rumor-addicted? Not too many people.

MelonCollie on February 21, 2012 at 3:20 PM

This guy could easily get the democratic nomination for POTUS. Birth certificate? You Ask. He “don’t” need no stinkin’ birth certificate.

they lie on February 21, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Hold the austerity and pass the oil.

Hummer53 on February 21, 2012 at 3:29 PM

please define “handful” of hookers!

That more than a pinch, but a little less than two cups.

Emperor Norton on February 21, 2012 at 3:36 PM

This guy could easily get the democratic nomination for POTUS. Birth certificate? You Ask. He “don’t” need no stinkin’ birth certificate.

they lie on February 21, 2012 at 3:27 PM

What do you want to bet his college transcripts are also verboten?

MelonCollie on February 21, 2012 at 3:36 PM

the former IMF head unequivocally participated in the orgies but was “blissfully unaware” that anyone involved could be a prostitute.

While Strauss-Kahn covered both ears and said, “LaLaLaLaLaLaLa”

askwhatif on February 21, 2012 at 3:37 PM

the former IMF head unequivocally participated in the orgies but was “blissfully unaware” that anyone involved could be a prostitute.

Wait a minute, who else would do this guy, except a paid person???

askwhatif on February 21, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Wait a minute, who else would do this guy, except a paid person???

askwhatif on February 21, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Good point.

But take a look at the woman who took his place.

She’s just got to be moonlighting as a dominatrix on
“Forced Beatings.com

ToddPA on February 21, 2012 at 3:45 PM

I don’t know

Making criminal in France for being a whore pretty much puts the country in jail

Sonosam on February 21, 2012 at 3:52 PM

so? let the guy pay for it…as long as he’s not raping maids.

DHChron on February 21, 2012 at 4:00 PM

You all realize, of course, that at the rate this country is going soon you will be able to get all the prostitutes you want, maybe even paid for by your insurance if you have a sex addiction or something, but cookies will be illegal.

Lily on February 21, 2012 at 4:05 PM

According to what one of Strauss-Kahn’s lawyers told reporters, the former IMF head unequivocally participated in the orgies but was “blissfully unaware” that anyone involved could be a prostitute. How does a man combine such worldliness with such naïveté, pray tell?

I doubt the prosecution will go very far. I’ve been told it’s not prostitution when it involves politicians and government types but rather “insider trading.”

As we all know, insider trading is legal for the political class.

With so many diverse and varied trading partners, though, Monsieur Strauss-Khan might better serve the world as a living STD laboratory instead of a politician.

The frequency and variation he’s directly experienced is bound to have produced some unique mutations.

MessesWithTexas on February 21, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Was Dominique paying his ladies of the evening from the International Monetary Fund, to which the United States contributes?

I want my money back!

Steve Z on February 21, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Paid or not, what woman would want to “do” him in any fashion or form? Just ewwwwwwww!!!!!!!!

karenhasfreedom on February 21, 2012 at 5:37 PM

The big head Dominique, use the big one.

StevC on February 21, 2012 at 6:18 PM

He said he did not know, and I, for one, believe him. C’mon guys. Sometimes it is hard to tell.

And hookers are notoriously shy about the money part, so maybe they were just embarrassed to discuss it. It could happen.

IndyinVirginny on February 21, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Could there be a bigger zero burger on the planet than this guy?

Satan awaits DSK with an unrestrained eagerness.

Just ask Santorum.

patfish on February 21, 2012 at 7:25 PM

I’m still disgusted that America chose to side with a complete tool like DSK over a hotel maid. Really grinds my gears.

alwaysfiredup on February 21, 2012 at 9:37 PM

It’s not DSK’s fault!! He’s so tall, slender, young and handsome that women just can’t keep their paws off him.

MaiDee on February 22, 2012 at 2:01 AM

He’s looking more and more Presidential to me!

dahni on February 22, 2012 at 12:43 PM