After Nafissatou Diallo accused former IMF president Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault and attempted rape in May 2011, both of their lives were upended. On Monday, their legal battle may come to an end financially but without justice or vindication for either party, reports ABC News.
The maid, Nafissatou Diallo, is expected to be there, but Strauss-Kahn is not, when lawyers for both meet for a key court date at 2 p.m. Monday to update a judge on the status of settlement discussions.
If a deal is inked, it could be simply the product of a meeting of financial motives — getting compensated for an alleged wrong versus avoiding further legal expenses and the uncertainty of a trial. It might be fueled by legal calculus in a case with two key figures who could face uncomfortable questions on a witness stand, or by personal desires to move on. Or all of the above …
Strauss-Kahn’s lawyers acknowledged late last month there had been settlement talks, though they dismissed as “flatly false” a French newspaper report that Strauss-Kahn had agreed to pay $6 million. Diallo’s lawyers have declined to comment.
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