independent

Sunday 20 April 2014

DSK and hotel maid settle sex lawsuit

FORMER International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn and a New York City hotel maid have signed a settlement of her sexual assault lawsuit, a US judge announced, saying terms of the deal were confidential.

The lawsuit related to a May 2011 hotel encounter that also led to criminal charges, forced Mr Strauss-Kahn's resignation from the IMF and ended his hopes of the French presidency.

The criminal case was dropped after prosecutors said his accuser, the Guinean-born Nafissatou Diallo, had credibility problems.

Mr Strauss-Kahn called her claim defamatory and countersued for $1m.

His lawyers acknowledged late last month that there had been settlement talks, though they dismissed as "flatly false" a report that he had agreed to pay $6m (€4.6m).

Ms Diallo's lawyers declined to comment.

She claimed he forced her to perform oral sex and tried to rape her after she went to clean his room. He has said what happened was "a moral failing" but was consensual.

He did not attend yesterday's New York hearing. Ms Diallo looked composed as the deal was announced.

Irish Independent

Also in this Section

Classifieds

CarsIreland

Independent Shopping.ie

Meet, chat and connect with
singles in your area

Independent Shopping.ie

Meet Singles Now

Findajob

Apps

Now available on

Independent.ie on Twitter

More

Most Read

Independent Gallery

Your photos

Send us your weather photos promo

Celebrity News