Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaving the Lille courthouse. The economist is accused, with 13 others, in connection with a prostitution ring. Photograph: Denis Charlet/AFP/Getty

If she hadn’t been paid to have sex with Dominique Strauss-Kahn, “Jade” would not have been on the witness stand in a courtroom in Lille yesterday. Li(...)

French-born pimp and defendant Dominique Alderweireld arriving at the Lille courthouse as the “Carlton” case trial began on Monday. Photograph: Francois Lo Presti/AFP/Getty Images

Dominique Strauss-Kahn arrived in a car with tinted windows for the first day of his trial for “aggravated pimping”. He was driven into a car park ben(...)

Former IMF managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn will have to defend himself in a French court on aggravated pimping charges.  Photograph: Todd Heisler/AP

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former director of the IMF who was forced to resign in 2011 after a New York hotel maid accused him of sexual assault, wil(...)