Paris: Shamed former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was stopped by police while they were trying to ‘clean up’ a Paris park notorious for transvestite prostitutes, a French minister has claimed.
Frances Interior Minister Claude Gueant said officers patrolling the Bois du Boulogne spoke to Strauss-Kahn five years ago.
Gueant told the Journal du Dimanche newspaper that no action was taken in the matter.
“But there was no action taken over this matter. He wasn``t framed by the police. He was not being followed. After all, it``s not the police``s fault if he was there that night,” he said.
According to the Daily Mail, Strauss-Kahn admitted that he had been stopped by police in the park, which is near his home, but said that he was with his wife, the former TV presenter Anne Sinclair.
His lawyer Richard Malka said it was nothing more than a ‘routine check’, and added that during 15 years of living near the park, the couple had been ‘stopped several times’.