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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-12 10:50 AM
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Strauss-Kahn settles suit with hotel maid
Edited on Tue Dec-11-12 10:53 AM by No Elephants
Strauss-Kahn settles suit with hotel maid
New York judge says former IMF chief and maid who accused him of sexual assault have reached an undisclosed deal.
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2012 04:06


In a court hearing in New York on Monday, Bronx Supreme Court Justice Douglas McKeon announced the two sides had reached a deal to end the litigation, but said details of the settlement, including the amount of any damages to be paid to Nafissatou Diallo by Strauss-Kahn, will not be made public.


Originally, the case had spurred criminal charges, which prosecutors later dropped amid concerns about Diallo's credibility.

They said she had wavered in recounting her movements after the alleged attack and lied to them about her past, including a convincing but fictitious story of being gang-raped before.


Diallo, 33, a Guinean immigrant and widowed mother of a teenage girl, has not returned to the job she held for three years at the Sofitel New York where the encounter with Strauss-Kahn. The hotel chain says she is on workers' compensation.

Her lawyers have said Strauss-Kahn tore a ligament in her shoulder during the incident, which he disputes.

Since Diallo came forward, other sexual assault and prostitution allegations have emerged against the former IMF chief.

Though some were withdrawn or deemed too old for prosecutors to pursue, he faces aggravated pimping charges related to a suspected prostitution ring run from a French luxury hotel.

Strauss-Kahn says he attended "libertine" gatherings but was not aware anyone was paid for sex.


Strauss-Kahn has been trying to rebuild his professional stature by giving speeches at international conferences and reportedly setting up a consulting company in Paris..

Late last month, Strauss-Kahn's lawyers dismissed as "flatly false" a French newspaper report that Strauss-Kahn had agreed to pay $6m to Diallo.

I don't know if he raped her or not, but I'm glad that he did not run for President of France.
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-12 11:50 AM
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