Dominique Strauss-Kahn faces vice ring charges
27 March 2012 Last updated at 01:28 BST
Former International Monetary Fund boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn is facing charges in France over alleged involvement in a prostitution ring.
Mr Strauss-Kahn was placed under formal investigation by magistrates in Lille.
Speaking to reporters one of Mr Strauss-Kahn's lawyers, Richard Malka, said that the former French minister isn't denying that he attended the parties, but he says he didn't know the women present were prostitutes.