Former prostitute takes the stand in Dominique Strauss-Kahn trial

An ex-prostitute named ‘Jade’ took the stand at the trial in northern France of the former IMF chief, Dominique Strauss-Kahn for pimping.

Former prostitute takes the stand in Dominique Strauss-Kahn trial

Strauss-Kahn faces accusations of taking part in an international prostitution ring set up to provide him with prostitutes for orgies at hotels in France and the US.

Jade, a now retired prostitute, told the trial she took up the profession to support her two young children after getting a divorce.

Prostitutes questioned in the case of the alleged prostitution ring said that between 2009 and 2011, Strauss-Kahn was organising orgies at luxury hotels in Paris, at a restaurant in the French capital and in Washington.

Prosecutors filed preliminary charges of aggravated pimping in March 2012.

Jade said Rene Kojfer, 74, former PR manager for the Carlton and her employer Dominique Alderweireld, a brothel owner known as “Dodo the Pimp” would organise for her and other women to attend lunchtime sex parties with groups of men at a Lille apartment.

“Well, I wasn’t there doing the cleaning”, she scoffed when asked by the judge what she was paid for.

“There were sexual relations but each person had a partner, there was no orgy where everyone gets involved.”

She added the room where the encounters took place as “classy” with champagne and a buffet provided. This was in stark comparison to orgies with Strauss-Kahn. She said those encounters amounted to “carnage with a heap of mattresses on the floor”.

Jade said that it was Kojfer who handed her cash directly, and in other cases the bill was settled by “Dodo”.

Strauss-Kahn has said that he had never once set foot in the Carlton and didn’t know Kojfer and “Dodo”.

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