Strauss-Kahn, Hotel Maid Saga Coming to End

Legal wrangling could finally be over as news of settlement emerges
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Nov 30, 2012 2:00 AM CST
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)
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(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. (Read more Dominique Strauss Kahn stories.)

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