Dominique Strauss-Kahn appeals court to dismiss case

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Members of the press film and photograph former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn arriving at a police station in Lille, northern France on Tuesday morning.

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PHILIPPE HUGUEN

On Wednesday, Dominique Strauss-Kahn's lawyers asked a French appeals court to dismiss charges in the prostitution case against the former IMF chief, Agence France Presse reported.

Strauss-Kahn has admitted to attending sex parties both in the US and France but he denies knowing there were prostitutes paid to work the parties, AFP wrote.

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Reuters reported the case, which revolves around sex parties and prostitution in the town of Lille, is seeking to determine if Strauss-Kahn "actively promoted prostitution ... and in May broadened their inquiry to include allegations of group rape."

In France, it is not illegal to have sex with prostitutes.

Strauss-Kahn resigned from the International Monetary Fund after his arrest in New York for the alleged sexual assault of a New York hotel housekeeper, although the charges were later dropped.

The court will make a ruling on Nov. 28, AFP reported.

As GlobalPost reported, Strauss-Kahn and his wife Anne Sinclair recently separated. Sinclair now runs the the Huffington Post's French edition.