Ex-IMF head settle lawsuit with maid
PARIS - Agence France-Presse
Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn agrees on a settlement with a maid. AFP photoThe disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has agreed to pay $6 million to settle a lawsuit brought by a Manhattan maid who accused him of sexual assault.
France’s Le Monde daily reported in its Dec. 1 edition that the former frontrunner for the French presidency has told friends that he has agreed to pay hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo that amount in order to end an 18-month legal saga.
The Le Monde article followed a report in the New York Times that 63-year-old Strauss-Kahn and Diallo had “quietly reached an agreement to settle.” According to Le Monde, Strauss-Kahn will raise the money by borrowing $3 million from a bank and the rest from his estranged wife, Anne Sinclair.
Strauss-Kahn suffered a stunning fall from grace following his arrest last year on the basis of Diallo’s allegation that he had leapt on her in his room at New York’s Sofitel hotel and forced her to perform oral sex.