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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 03:45 PM

Strauss-Kahn and Hotel Maid Settle Suit Over Alleged Attack

Source: NYT

The former French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn and the hotel housekeeper who accused him of sexually assaulting her last year have agreed to settle her lawsuit stemming from their sexual encounter, a judge said on Monday.

The settlement, whose terms were not disclosed, was announced at a hearing in State Supreme Court in the Bronx, eight long miles from the headline-grabbing case’s genesis: a 28th-floor suite at the Sofitel hotel in Midtown Manhattan.

Justice Douglas E. McKeon entered the courtroom at 2:15 p.m., and said a deal had been finalized in his presence about 10 minutes earlier. Both sides agreed that the settlement would be confidential.

The housekeeper, Nafissatou Diallo, who was at the hearing and went public with her identity last year, said afterward: “I thank everyone all over the world and everyone at the court. God bless you all.”

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/11/nyregion/strauss-kahn-and-hotel-maid-settle-suit-over-alleged-attack.html

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alp227 Dec 2012 OP
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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:56 PM

1. He claimed that it was consensual

There is no such thing as consensual between a hotel maid and a a powerful man. Just as there is no consensual between a factory worker or a secretary and an executive.

I hope that she can resume her life and not lose her immigrant status.

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