Strauss-Kahn and His Accuser Expected to Settle Civil Cases: Sources

The civil actions emerged from a May 2011 hotel room encounter between the former IMF chief and a hotel maid

By Jonathan Dienst
|  Friday, Nov 30, 2012  |  Updated 10:25 AM EDT
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DSK Maid Makes Public Statement [Raw]

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DSK Maid Makes Public Statement [Raw]

Last month before prosecutors moved to dismiss the case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, his accuser, Nafissatou Diallo, made her first public appearance. See her statement here.
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All civil litigation between Dominique Strauss-Kahn and the hotel maid who claimed that he sexually assaulted her has been settled in principle but no paperwork has been signed yet, according to a source familiar with the case.

The parties are expected to be in court next week in the Bronx to finalize the settlements. 

The civil case emerged from the hotel room encounter that spurred now-dismissed criminal charges against Strauss-Kahn, the former International Monetary Fund chief who was a likely contender to be the next president of France before the scandal exploded.

The housekeeper, Nafissatou Diallo, said Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her when she arrived to clean his Manhattan hotel suite. Strauss-Kahn denied doing anything violent during the encounter.

Lawyers for both sides are not commenting at this time.

See a timeline of the case here.

Prosecutors dropped related criminal charges in the summer of 2011, saying they had developed doubts about Diallo's trustworthiness because she had lied about her background and her actions right after the alleged attack. 

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