Strauss-Kahn, Hotel Maid Saga Coming to End

Legal wrangling could finally be over as news of settlement emerges

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 30, 2012 2:00 AM CST

(Newser) – The criminal charges were dropped last year; now, Dominique Strauss-Kahn and hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo are settling her lawsuit over claims he tried to rape her, a source tells the AP. The settlement, whose terms are likely to be kept secret, is poised to mark the end of a long legal battle. A Bronx Supreme Court justice oversaw the settlement, as well as another deal centered on Diallo's lawsuit against the New York Post, which labeled her a prostitute.

The parties will likely appear in court next week in the Bronx, insiders tell the New York Times. Meanwhile, charges remain against Strauss-Kahn for alleged involvement in a prostitution ring—but French judges are mulling whether to drop those charges, a decision that would come by Dec. 19. August saw a separate rape case against the former International Monetary Fund chief dropped.

This combo made from file photos shows former International Monetary Fund chief leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn on May 19, 2011, left, and Nafissatou Diallo on July 28, 2011, in New York.
This combo made from file photos shows former International Monetary Fund chief leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn on May 19, 2011, left, and Nafissatou Diallo on July 28, 2011, in New York.   (AP Photo, File)
In this April 4, 2012 photo, former International Monetary Fund leader, Dominique Strauss-Kahn enters a building prior to his lecture in the Ukrainian Diplomatic Academy in Kiev, Ukraine.
In this April 4, 2012 photo, former International Monetary Fund leader, Dominique Strauss-Kahn enters a building prior to his lecture in the Ukrainian Diplomatic Academy in Kiev, Ukraine.   (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)
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