By RFE RL
(RFE/RL) — Dominique Strauss-Kahn has agreed to a financial settlement with the New York City hotel maid who accused the former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief of sexual assault.
In a December 10 court hearing in New York, a judge announced that Strauss-Kahn and the maid, Nafissatou Diallo, had agreed on a settlement of Diallo’s civil lawsuit against Strauss-Kahn.
The judge gave no details about the dollar amount of the settlement.
Strauss-Kahn, 63, was forced to resign as managing director of the IMF after Diallo accused him of sexually assaulting her at a New York hotel in May, 2011.
New York prosecutors eventually dropped the criminal case against him after questions were raised about Diallo’s credibility.
Before the incident, Strauss-Kahn was considered a leading candidate for French president.