Dominique Strauss-Kahn Settles with Accuser
UPDATE: Dominique Strauss-Kahn and hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo have settled her civil lawsuit against the former IMF chief for an undisclosed amount, Judge Douglas McKeon said in court Monday.
Diallo has also settled with the New York Post for an undisclosed amount, according to McKeon, over claims they defamed her by calling her a prostitute.
Lawyers for Strauss-Kahn said in a statement, “On behalf of Mr. Strauss-Kahn, we are pleased to have arrived at a resolution of this matter. We are grateful to Judge McKeon whose patience and forbearance allowed this agreement to be formulated.”
(NEW YORK) — What could be the last chapter of a hotel sex scandal is expected to unfold Monday in a New York City courtroom.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, once among the world’s banking elite as former chief of the International Monetary Fund, has been trying to settle civil claims brought by a hotel housekeeper who accused him of attempted sexual assault.
The criminal case fell apart after prosecutors said they found inconsistencies in Nafissatou Diallo’s story, but she sued him in civil court. Strauss-Kahn counter-sued, accusing Diallo of ruining his reputation with an accusation that cost him his job and his chances of becoming the president of France.
A deal is said to be in the millions.
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