Lawyer Frederique Beaulieu says Strauss-Kahn “is asking to be questioned to put an end to these insinuations and extrapolations.”
The lawyer said Strauss-Kahn expressed his wishes in a statement but has not yet been contacted by police.
Prosecutors in the northern city of Lille are investigating a suspected prostitution ring in France and neighbouring Belgium. The head of Lille’s luxury Hotel Carlton was among those detained.
The weekly Journal du Dimanche said that Strauss-Kahn’s name had surfaced during the course of the investigation, as a possible client.