Manhattan Madam Claims She Provided Prostitutes for Former IMF Chief

Thursday, May 19, 2011  |  Updated 12:59 PM EDT
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Manhattan madam Kristin Davis (left) claims she supplied embattled French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn (right) with escorts when he visited New York in 2006.

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The so-called "Manhattan madam" who arranged prostitutes for former Gov. Eliot Spitzer claims she also provided them for the former International Monetary Fund chief who has been charged in the sexual assault of a New York hotel maid.

Kristin Davis tells NBC New York that Dominique Strauss-Kahn was a client of her service in September 2006 when he was in town for the Clinton Global Initiative meeting.

Davis said he paid her $1,200 cash for two-hour sessions.

Strauss-Kahn's lawyers did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The story was first reported by The Daily Telegraph.

"He wanted an 'All American girl,' with a fresh face, from the Midwest," she said. "A girl in January 2006 complained he was rough and angry, and said she didn't want to see him again."

Davis, who has claimed to have a "little black book" with more than 10,000 names -- many of them famous -- was arrested in 2008 for her affiliation with Spitzer.

She ran for governor of New York in 2010 and has vowed she will run for New York City mayor in 2013 if Spitzer decides to join the race.

Strauss-Kahn has been jailed without bail at Rikers Island after his arraignment on attempted rape, sex abuse, a criminal sex act, unlawful imprisonment and forcible touching.

His lawyers deny the charges and say there is no evidence of a forced encounter.

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