PARIS – A French former minister went to Morocco for an orgy with “little boys”, according to an ex-minister, who claims the country’s strict privacy laws led to a cover-up, The Telegraph reports. Luc Ferry, a philosopher who was in government from 2002 to 2004, told a TV show that an unnamed minister had been “caught” taking part in “an orgy with little boys” in the tourist town of Marrakesh. He said he received the information from top government sources, “particularly from the prime minister”, suggesting that reporting of the affair never reached the public due to strict libel and privacy laws. His comments came amid an emotive national debate over whether journalists had failed to lift the lid on cases of sexual harassment because politicians’ private lives have long been deemed off limits. Alain Juppé, the foreign minister, said: “If one has the conviction about a crime, one seizes the justice system, one doesn’t simply go and gossip in the press.” Ferry’s claims come two years after a scandal involving Frédéric Mitterrand, the French culture minister, who admitted to having sex with Thai male prostitutes in an autobiography. He later said his actions were a “mistake” and his book was not “an apology for sex tourism”. Still in office, Mitterrand is not thought to be the minister referred to by Ferry. Apparently, former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s ally Jack Lang was hinted by Ferry’s revelations. Lang, the former Socialist culture and education secretary has denied the allegations. Jack Lang strongly defended Strauss-Kahn saying he committed “no violent crime.”
Meanwhile, a new conspiracy theory emerged. According to an alleged report prepared for Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin by the Federal Security Service (FSB), Strauss-Kahn was charged and jailed in the US for sex crimes after his discovery that all of the gold held in the United States Bullion Depository located at Fort Knox was ‘missing and/or unaccounted’ for, EU Times online reported.