Strauss-Kahn Loses Appeal to End French Prostitution Inquiry

Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, lost a bid to halt a French investigation into his links to a prostitution ring.

Bloomberg reports that Strauss-Kahn will fight the appeals court ruling, which maintained the charges that he was involved in procurement of prostitutes, his lawyers said in an e-mailed statement.

The court 'refused to condemn the numerous and grave violations of defendants’ rights', Frederique Baulieu, Henri Leclerc and Richard Malka said in the statement. 'He will ultimately be cleared of the absurd accusations of procurement - accusations which contradict all good legal sense'.

Strauss-Kahn this month settled a civil lawsuit in the Bronx brought by a New York hotel maid who accused him of 'violent and deplorable acts' during a May 2011 encounter at the Sofitel in Manhattan. He resigned his IMF post four days after being pulled off an Air France flight to face a criminal investigation into her claims he attempted to rape her. She filed the suit as prosecutors prepared to drop their case over concerns about her reliability.

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