I am glad. French laws are fucked-up. Prostitution is legal but pimping is not, and they try to define almost everyone as a pimp. Soon they will try to criminalize customers, so the laws will be even more fucked-up.
The article has comedy. He said he did not know the women were being paid. He is extremely intelligent, so I doubt that. If not, he is like the famous blonde girl who got mad and quit working at the brothel because she found out the other girls were getting paid. (My favorite blonde joke).
He also said he needed rough sex at orgies to alleviate stress during the financial crisis. One of the US leaders during the financial crisis wrote a book about it in which he described his struggles with balancing the stress of his job duties with his religious beliefs that prohibited him from taking most medicine. At a hotel one night he sat and stared at an aspirin but decided not to take the aspirin after all. I guess he and Strauss-Kahn have different outlooks on things.