Maid Settling Strauss-Kahn Suit, Likely for Millions

Move also ends New York Post spat

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 10, 2012 8:23 AM CST

(Newser) – The hotel maid who sued Dominique Strauss-Kahn for alleged sexual assault is due to sign off on a multimillion-dollar settlement today, the New York Daily News reports. A Bronx court has called for an interpreter for Nafissatou Diallo, pointing to an end to the case. An earlier report, denied by the former IMF chief's lawyers, said the deal was worth $6 million. Diallo has simultaneously settled her lawsuit against the New York Post, which called her a prostitute. "It only made sense for the sake of judicial economy to settle all of the related cases at one time," said a court spokesman.

In this Aug. 22, 2011 file photo, Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel housekeeper who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her, leaves a state office building in New York.
In this Aug. 22, 2011 file photo, Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel housekeeper who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her, leaves a state office building in New York.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
Dominique Strauss-Kahn waves as he leaves a polling station after voting for the second round of the French presidential elections in Sarcelles, north of Paris, Sunday, May 6, 2012.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn waves as he leaves a polling station after voting for the second round of the French presidential elections in Sarcelles, north of Paris, Sunday, May 6, 2012.   (AP Photo/Zacharie Scheurer)
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