Disgraced French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn has reached a settlement with Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid and immigrant from Guinea who told police that the former International Monetary Fund chief ambushed her inside his Sofitel room in New York City, dragged her into the bathroom, tried to yank down her panty hose and forced her to perform oral sex.
To end the legal saga, he’ll reportedly pay her $6 million in an out-of-court deal. From New York’s Daily News:
Disgraced French pol Dominique Strauss-Kahn has reached a $6 million settlement with the hotel maid who accused him of rape.
The out-of-court deal marks the end of a sensational legal saga that snuffed the former International Monetary Fund chief’s presidential hopes and sent headlines rippling across the globe.
Lawyers for Strauss-Kahn and the housekeeper, Nafissatou Diallo, reached the agreement in recent days, a source told The Associated Press. The deal, which was brokered by Bronx Supreme Court Justice Douglas McKeon, has not yet been signed.
A court date is expected next week, the source said.
French media are reporting the pair will settle for $6 million.
The case stems from the notorious May 2011 encounter inside the swank Sofitel New York hotel.
Diallo, 33, cast it as a heinous sexual crime; Strauss-Kahn, 63, described the incident as a “moral failing.”