Strauss-Kahn Settles With Hotel Maid


(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.


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