A New York judge says a settlement has been reached in the lawsuit filed against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn by a hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault.
The judge announced the deal Monday, at a hearing on settlement negotiations between the sides.
Strauss-Kahn, a Socialist French economist and politician, was arrested in May 2011 after the hotel maid, Nafissatou Diallo, accused him of sexually assaulting her when she went to clean his room at a luxury New York hotel. Prosecutors later dropped the criminal charges against Strauss-Kahn, saying Diallo "would not be a credible witness."
The revelation forced Strauss-Kahn to resign his IMF post and derailed his candidacy for the French presidency. He still faces unrelated sexual crime charges in France that he was involved in arranging parties between wealthy men and prostitutes. A court will rule on that case later this month. VoA..