DSK's Big Swinging Shtick

February 11, 2015 11:03 AM

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PARIS—Back when randy old Dominique Strauss-Kahn, 65, was touted as the next president of France, friends and would-be friends were inviting him constantly to orgies, one favorite venue was an “urban resort” just across the street from the French capital’s most famous winter circus. Whether he stopped in from time to time to watch the trapeze artists is not known, but there were plenty of acrobatics going on in the $5,000-a-night suite with its own little swimming pool. Mounia, a prostitute who testified against Strauss-Kahn in court Tuesday, described the sex as “brutal” and “animal.”

The French politician, who was head of the International Monetary Fund at the time, later admitted to his libertine ways. In fact, that’s his defense against charges of criminal activity. Libertinage is not a crime in this country. And luxury hotels were favorite haunts, including the W in D.C. with...

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