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Strauss-Kahn settles with sex 'assault' maid: Report

Published on Nov 30, 2012 8:50 AM
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. -- PHOTO : AP

NEW YORK (AFP) - Disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has reached a preliminary settlement with a Manhattan maid who accused him of sexual assault, The New York Times reported Thursday.

According to the Times, quoting unidentified sources "with knowledge of the matter", the 63-year-old French politician and the hotel maid, Nafissatou Diallo, have "quietly reached an agreement to settle" her lawsuit.

The report contained no information about any payments by Strauss-Kahn and "no settlement had yet been signed." Lawyers for the parties are due to go before a judge in the Bronx next week, the newspaper said.

Strauss-Kahn, who was once touted as a possible French president, suffered a stunning fall from grace following his arrest at a New York hotel last year on the sex assault charges. He then faced a string of separate sex-related investigations in France.

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