This article is from the archive of our partner .

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.

This article is from the archive of our partner The Wire.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters@theatlantic.com.