Former IMF CChief Strauss-Kahn Acquitted in Pimping Trial

Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was cleared of pimping charges on Friday in France, putting an end to four years of legal drama that began with a sexual assault charge in a New York hotel room. The trial hinged on sex parties that took place in the midst of the global financial crisis — events Strauss-Kahn described as much-needed "recreational sessions" at a time of intense pressure to steer the world through economic peril. He said he did not know the women who took part were prostitutes.