Dominique Strauss-Kahn says he rarely attended sex parties. (Source: Getty)
Former head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Dominique Strauss-Kahn said he only occasionally attended sex parties as he took the stand in his trial for aiding and assisting in the prostitution of seven women.
The 65-year-old, who was once considered a frontrunner to replace Nicolas Sarkozy as French president, has admitted attending high-level sex parties but says he was unaware the women he had sex with were prostitutes. He claimed he rarely attended the events as he had "political ambitions" and "other things to do".
When you read the criminal complaint you get the impression it was this frenetic activity. But it was four times a year, not more than that. It wasn’t this out-of-control activity.
A former prostitute who then took the stand said she “wasn’t happy with certain practices” ordered by Strauss-Kahn, but “consented because I needed the money”.
Police detaind a Femen activist. (Source: Getty)
The former IMF chief was met with topless activists from the Femen protest group upon his arrival at the courthouse, one of whom tried to climb on his car and had the message "pimps, clients, guilty" scrawled across her chest.