Dominique Strauss-Kahn fucks anything that moves, especially if it is a prostitute, goes to lavish sex parties and apparently likes assaulting women on special occasions. Here’s the buried lede:
The exclusive orgies called “parties fines” — lavish Champagne affairs costing around $13,000 each — were organized as a roving international circuit from Paris to Washington by businessmen seeking to ingratiate themselves with Mr. Strauss-Kahn. Some of that money, according to a lawyer for the main host, ultimately paid for prostitutes because of a shortage of women at the mixed soirees orchestrated largely for the benefit of Mr. Strauss-Kahn, who sometimes sought sex with three or four women.
On Thursday, Mr. Strauss-Kahn broke a long silence to acknowledge that perhaps his double life as an unrestrained libertine was a little outré.
The Times article is all about the kinds of sex that DSK had, which other than the sexual assaults, is legal in France. It just mentions in passing that these parties were paid for by big money influence peddlers, while concentrating on whether the kind of sex he had would be scandalous (or, to use their prissy word, “outré”). Aside from the rape, I don’t care where DSK was sticking his dick, but I sure do care if the head of the IMF was being bribed. The Times seems to be more interested in how many hookers he was banging at once.