Were it not for his family history, the British media might eventually have dismissed the Nazi-themed sex romp of international motor-racing chief Max Mosley as just another instance of British upper-class bad taste.
But Mosley, the urbane president of the body that governs Formula One racing, is under increasing pressure to resign following revelations of a sex scandal involving prostitutes, sadomasochism and alleged Nazi-style role-play.
Last Sunday the British tabloid, News of the World, posted video footage on its website of Mosley and five prostitutes in what it frothily described as "a depraved Nazi-style orgy in a torture dungeon."
Placed in chains, Mosley leans over a torture bench and whimpers as a dominatrix strikes him with a rod, saying "You're going to be shown how we treat prisoners in our facility." Later, when Mosley takes hold of a whip, he states that a blonde inmate, "needs more of ze punishment."
Mosley lives with his wife of 48 years in London's fashionable neighborhood of Chelsea.
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