As Dominique Strauss-Kahn faces questioning on French charges he abetted pimping, some of the women allegedly hired to entertain him shared details of their jaunts to Washington, D.C. for what Strauss-Kahn called in his recent autobiography "libertine soirees." The most recent of those sex parties happened just before Strauss-Kahn's arrest on sexual assault charges in New York, reports Le Monde (thanks to a Google translation): "The last of these evenings were held from May 11 to 13 in Washington, on the eve of the arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn as part of the case of Sofitel New York, where a maid, Nafissatou Diallo, accused him of sexual assault." Le Monde also called back to some of its reporting from late last year, when a woman known only as Florence V. told investigators she and another been woman had been given 2,400 euros to fly to Washington, D.C. for the three-day party jaunts, and that she'd been with Strauss-Kahn about 10 times. Strauss-Kahn says he had no idea she or any of the other girls at the parties were prostitutes.
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